2001 Louisville Cardinals football
C-USA champion
Liberty Bowl champion
Liberty Bowl, W 28–10 vs. BYU
ConferenceConference USA
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 17
2001 record11–2 (6–1 C-USA)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorScott Linehan (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorChris Smeland (4th season)
Home stadiumPapa John's Cardinal Stadium
(Capacity: 42,000)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 Conference USA football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 17 Louisville $   6 1     11 2  
Cincinnati   5 2     7 5  
UAB   5 2     6 5  
East Carolina   5 2     6 6  
Southern Miss   4 3     6 5  
TCU   4 3     6 6  
Memphis   3 4     5 6  
Army   2 5     3 8  
Tulane   1 6     3 9  
Houston   0 7     0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 Louisville Cardinals football team represented the University of Louisville in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team, led by John L. Smith, played their home games in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. They ended the season with an 11–2 record.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 237:00 pmNew Mexico State*W 45–2438,129
September 112:30 pmat Kentucky*JPSW 36–1070,838
September 87:00 pmWestern Carolina*
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, Kentucky
W 31–735,214
September 2212:00 pmat Illinois*ESPNL 10–3443,232
September 292:00 pmMemphis
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, Kentucky
W 38–2139,256
October 47:30 pmColorado State*
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, Kentucky
ESPNW 7–239,389
October 168:00 pmSouthern Miss
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, Kentucky
ESPN2W 24–1433,627
October 272:00 pmat CincinnatiW 28–1331,004
November 33:30 pmat TulaneW 52–719,369
November 102:00 pmHoustonNo. 25
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, Kentucky
W 34–1040,479
November 157:30 pmat East CarolinaNo. 19ESPNW 39–3439,775
November 236:00 pmat TCUNo. 17ESPNL 22–3722,176
December 314:00 pmvs. No. 19 BYU*No. 23ESPN2W 28–1058,968
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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Roster

2001 Louisville Cardinals football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 9 Deion Branch Sr
QB 18 Jeff Brunelli Jr
RB 23 Lionel Gates Fr
QB 17 Stefan LeFors Fr
TE 89 Richard Owens So
QB 15 Dave Ragone Jr
WR 82 J. R. Russell Fr
RB 32 Eric Shelton Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 35 Michael Brown Jr
TK 65 [[| ]] Fr
S 12 Curry Burns Jr
CB 24 Anthony Floyd Jr
CB 3 Chris Johnson Jr
LB 54 Robert McCune Fr
S 1 Kerry Rhodes Fr
DE 99 Dewayne White Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-17. Retrieved 2012-10-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)