1977 Louisville Cardinals football
ConferenceIndependent
1977 record7–4–1
Head coach
Home stadiumFairgrounds Stadium
Seasons
← 1976
1978 →
1977 NCAA Division I independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Notre Dame       11 1 0
No. 5 Penn State       11 1 0
Colgate       10 1 0
North Texas State *       10 1 0
No. 16 San Diego State       10 1 0
Tennessee State       8 1 1
No. 14 Florida State       10 2 0
No. 8 Pittsburgh       9 2 1
East Carolina       8 3 0
Rutgers       8 3 0
Army       7 4 0
Louisville       7 4 1
Boston College       6 5 0
Cincinnati       5 4 2
Georgia Tech       6 5 0
Memphis State       6 5 0
Northwestern State       6 5 0
Syracuse       6 5 0
William & Mary       6 5 0
Southern Miss       6 5 0
Temple       5 5 1
Hawaii       5 6 0
Navy       5 6 0
West Virginia       5 6 0
South Carolina       5 7 0
Utah State       4 7 0
Villanova       4 7 0
Illinois State       3 7 1
Virginia Tech       3 7 1
Miami (FL)       3 8 0
Richmond       3 8 0
Tulane       3 8 0
Air Force       2 8 1
Holy Cross       2 8 0
Northeast Louisiana       2 9 0
  • North Texas State (originally 9–2) awarded a forfeit win after Mississippi State was found to be using an ineligible player.[1]
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1977 Louisville Cardinals football team was an American football team that represented the University of Louisville as an independent during the 1977 NCAA Division I football season. In their third season under head coach Vince Gibson, the Cardinals compiled a 7–4–1 record and outscored opponents by a total of 291 to 194.[2]

The team's statistical leaders included Stu Stram with 455 passing yards, Calvin Prince with 1,050 rushing yards and 78 points scored, and Marc Mitchell with 358 receiving yards.[3]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 10Northern IllinoisW 38–0
September 17Cincinnati
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
T 17–17
September 24William & Mary
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
L 7–21
October 1at Memphis StateW 14–13
October 8Tulsa
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 33–0
October 15at DaytonL 10–14
October 22at No. 3 AlabamaL 6–55
October 29at MarshallW 56–0
November 5Wichita State
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 51–21[4]
November 12Drake
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 18–13
November 20Indiana State
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 27–16
December 17vs. Louisiana TechL 14–24[5]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/1977-standings.html
  2. ^ "1977 Louisville Cardinals Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  3. ^ "1977 Louisville Cardinals Statistics". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  4. ^ "Stram makes mom proud, U of L rolls". The Courier-Journal. November 6, 1977. Retrieved February 26, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "La. Tech's blazing start burns U of L 24–14". The Courier-Journal. December 18, 1977. Retrieved June 30, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.