1975 Louisville Cardinals football
ConferenceIndependent
1975 record1–10
Head coach
Home stadiumFairgrounds Stadium
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →
1975 NCAA Division I independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Rutgers     9 2 0
No. 10 Penn State     9 3 0
No. 20 West Virginia     9 3 0
Notre Dame     8 3 0
Virginia Tech     8 3 0
No. 15 Pittsburgh     8 4 0
Boston College     7 4 0
Georgia Tech     7 4 0
Memphis State     7 4 0
Navy     7 4 0
North Texas State     7 4 0
Southern Miss     7 4 0
South Carolina     7 5 0
Colgate     6 4 0
Cincinnati     6 5 0
Hawaii     6 5 0
Syracuse     6 5 0
Temple     6 5 0
Utah State     6 5 0
Indiana State     5 5 0
Dayton     5 6 0
Northeast Louisiana     4 6 1
Tulane     4 7 0
Villanova     4 7 0
Florida State     3 8 0
Air Force     2 8 1
Houston     2 8 0
Miami (FL)     2 8 0
Army     2 9 0
Marshall     2 9 0
Southern Illinois     1 9 1
Holy Cross     1 10 0
Louisville     1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1975 Louisville Cardinals football team was an American football team that represented the University of Louisville as an independent during the 1975 NCAA Division I football season. In their first season under head coach Vince Gibson, the Cardinals compiled a 1–10 record and were outscored by a total of 316 to 148.[1]

The team's statistical leaders included John Darling with 946 passing yards, Walter Peacock with 1,013 rushing yards and 36 points scored, and Tony Smith with 382 receiving yards.[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 13Western KentuckyL 17–21
September 20at DrakeL 7–31
September 27Cincinnati
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
L 27–46
October 4at Wichita StateL 10–13
October 11Chattanooga
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 6–3[3]
October 18at Memphis StateL 7–41
October 25Mississippi State
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
L 14–28
November 1at TulsaL 14–38
November 8Dayton*
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
L 13–32
November 15at Northeast LouisianaL 10–14[4]
November 22at West Texas StateL 23–49
  • *Non-conference game

Roster

1975 Louisville Cardinals football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 14 Jim Didier Fr
WR 3 Kevin Miller So
RB 20 Nathan Poole Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 79 Wilbur Summers So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
  • Redshirt

References

  1. ^ "1975 Louisville Cardinals Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  2. ^ "1975 Louisville Cardinals Statistics". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  3. ^ "U of L defense stiffens and Chattanooga falls 6–3". The Courier-Journal. October 12, 1975. Retrieved September 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Final drive fails and U of L falls 14–10". The Courier-Journal. November 16, 1975. p. C9. Retrieved September 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.