1972 Louisville Cardinals football
MVC co-champion
ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 18
Record9–1 (4–1 MVC)
Head coach
Assistant coachT. W. Alley
Home stadiumFairgrounds Stadium
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 Missouri Valley Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 18 Louisville + 4 1 0 9 1 0
Drake + 4 1 0 7 5 0
West Texas State 3 1 0 5 5 0
Tulsa 3 1 0 4 7 0
Memphis State 3 2 0 5 5 1
Wichita State 2 4 0 6 5 0
New Mexico State 1 3 0 2 9 0
North Texas State 0 7 0 1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 Louisville Cardinals football team represented the University of Louisville in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) during the 1972 NCAA University Division football season. In their fourth season and final season under head coach Lee Corso, the Cardinals compiled a 9–1 record (4–1 MVC, tied first), and were ranked eighteenth in the final AP Poll.[1]

Corso's overall record in four seasons was 28–11–3 (.702). After the season in early January, he left for Indiana in the Big Ten Conference,[2] and assistant T. W. Alley, age 30, was promoted to head coach.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultSource
September 16Kent State*W 34–0
September 30at Dayton*W 28–11
October 7at Tampa*W 17–14
October 14North Texas State
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 56–6[3]
October 21at Wichita StateW 46–3
October 28at Cincinnati*W 38–13
November 4TulsaNo. 17
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
L 26–28
November 11Southern Illinois*W 20–16
November 18Memphis State
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY (rivalry)
W 17–0
November 25Drake
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 27–0
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "2017 Louisville football media guide" (PDF). University of Louisville. 2017. p. 206. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  2. ^ "Hoosiers select Corso". Lawrence Daily Journal-World. (Kansas). Associated Press. January 8, 1973. p. 15.
  3. ^ "U of L pays back North Texas - good - in 56–6 rout". The Courier-Journal. October 15, 1972. Retrieved October 31, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.