1971 Louisville Cardinals football
ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference
1971 record6–3–1 (3–2 MVC)
Head coach
Home stadiumFairgrounds Stadium
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 Missouri Valley Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
North Texas State $ 3 1 0 3 8 0
Drake 2 1 0 7 4 0
Memphis State 2 1 0 5 6 0
Tulsa 2 1 0 4 7 0
Louisville 3 2 0 6 3 1
West Texas State 1 2 0 2 9 0
Wichita State 0 4 0 3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1971 Louisville Cardinals football team was an American football team that represented the University of Louisville in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) during the 1971 NCAA University Division football season. In their third season under head coach Lee Corso, the Cardinals compiled a 6–3–1 record (3–2 against conference opponents) and outscored opponents by a total of 190 to 111.[1]

The team's statistical leaders included John Madeya with 1,045 passing yards, Howard Stevens with 1,429 rushing yards and 78 points scored, and Gary Barnes with 404 receiving yards.[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 18at Vanderbilt*T 0–0
September 25at DrakeL 7–10
October 2Dayton*W 41–13
October 9at Memphis StateW 26–20
October 16at North Texas StateL 17–20[3]
October 23Wichita State
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 21–5
October 30Tampa*
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 21–10
November 6at TulsaW 17–0
November 13Southern Illinois*
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 24–14
November 27Cincinnati*
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
L 16–19
  • *Non-conference game

References

  1. ^ "1971 Louisville Cardinals Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  2. ^ "1971 Louisville Cardinals Statistics". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  3. ^ "North Texas upsets Louisville 20–17". Lexington Herald-Leader. October 17, 1971. Retrieved October 31, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.