2002 Louisville Cardinals football
Louisville Cardinals text logo.svg
GMAC Bowl, L 15–38 vs. Marshall
ConferenceConference USA
Record7–6 (5–3 C-USA)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJohn Pettas (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorChris Smeland (5th season)
Home stadiumPapa John's Cardinal Stadium
(Capacity: 42,000)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Conference USA football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Cincinnati +   6 2     7 7  
No. 23 TCU +   6 2     10 2  
Louisville   5 3     7 6  
Southern Miss   5 3     7 6  
Tulane   4 4     8 5  
UAB   4 4     5 7  
East Carolina   4 4     4 8  
Houston   3 5     5 7  
Memphis   2 6     3 9  
Army   1 7     1 11  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Louisville Cardinals football team represented the University of Louisville in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team, led by John L. Smith and played their home games in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 pmKentucky*No. 17ESPN2L 17–2242,660
September 77:00 pmat Duke*WDRBW 40–325,486
September 149:30 pmat No. 24 Colorado State*ESPN2L 33–3631,607
September 211:00 pmat ArmyWDRBW 45–1428,625
September 267:30 pmNo. 4 Florida State*
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
ESPNW 26–20 OT38,109
October 88:00 pmat MemphisESPN2W 38–3244,081
October 192:00 pmTCUdagger
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
L 31–4534,127
October 262:00 pmEast Carolina
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 44–2032,428
November 77:30 pmCincinnati
ESPNL 14–2436,253
November 147:30 pmat Southern MissESPNW 20–17 OT28,076
November 231:00 pmUAB
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 41–2135,261
November 303:00 pmat HoustonWDRBL 10–2711,048
December 188:00 pmvs. No. 24 Marshall*ESPN2L 15–3840,646
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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Roster

2002 Louisville Cardinals football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 8 Gerry Ahrens Jr
RB 23 Lionel Gates So
TE 86 Ronnie Ghent Sr
WR 88 Victor Glenn Jr
WR 2 Tiger Jones So
QB 17 Stefan LeFors So
C 68 Dan Koons Jr
TE 89 Richard Owens Jr
RB 28 T. J. Patterson So
OL 70 Will Rabatin So
QB 15 Dave Ragone Sr
WR 82 J. R. Russell So
RB 32 Eric Shelton So
G 59 Jason Spitz Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 35 Michael Brown Sr
S 12 Curry Burns Sr
DE 58 Elvis Dumervil Fr
CB 24 Anthony Floyd Sr
CB 3 Chris Johnson Sr
LB 98 Chad Lee Sr
LB 54 Robert McCune So
S 1 Kerry Rhodes So
DE 99 Dewayne White Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 14 Nate Smith Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster
Last update: 2002-10-16

Team players in the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Dewayne White Defensive end 2 64 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dave Ragone Quarterback 3 88 Houston Texans
Curry Burns Safety 7 217 Houston Texans
Chris Johnson Cornerback 7 245 Green Bay Packers

References

  1. ^ "University of Louisville Official Athletic Site - Football". Archived from the original on 2012-10-17. Retrieved 2012-10-01.