2011 Louisville Cardinals football
Louisville Cardinals text logo.svg
Big East co-champion
Belk Bowl, L 24–31 vs. NC State
ConferenceBig East Conference
Record7–6 (5–2 Big East)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorMike Sanford (games 1–5)
Shawn Watson (interim, games 5–12)[1][2]
Defensive coordinatorVance Bedford (2nd season)
Home stadiumPapa John's Cardinal Stadium
(Capacity: 55,000)
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 Big East Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 17 West Virginia $+   5 2     10 3  
No. 25 Cincinnati +   5 2     10 3  
Louisville +   5 2     7 6  
Rutgers   4 3     9 4  
Pittsburgh   4 3     6 7  
Connecticut   3 4     5 7  
South Florida   1 6     5 7  
Syracuse   1 6     5 7  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
As of January 11, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Louisville Cardinals football team represented the University of Louisville in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cardinals were led by second-year head coach Charlie Strong and played their home games at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. They were a member of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 7–6, 5–2 in Big East play to share the conference championship with Cincinnati and West Virginia. Due to tie-break rules, the Cardinals did not receive the Big East's automatic bid into a BCS bowl; West Virginia received the bid. The Cardinals were instead invited to the Belk Bowl, where they were defeated by North Carolina State, 31–24.

Schedule

[3]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 p.m.Murray State*ESPNUW 21–946,157
September 98:00 p.m.Florida International*
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
ESPNL 17–2447,228
September 177:00 p.m.at Kentucky*ESPNUW 24–1768,170
October 13:30 p.m.Marshall*
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
BIG EAST NetworkL 13–1753,267
October 812:00 p.m.at North Carolina*ESPN2L 7–1451,500[4]
October 1512:00 p.m.at CincinnatiBIG EAST NetworkL 16–2540,971[5]
October 218:00 p.m.Rutgers
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
ESPNW 16–1448,435
October 2912:00 p.m.Syracusedagger
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
BIG EAST NetworkW 27–1044,817
November 512:00 p.m.at No. 24 West VirginiaBIG EAST NetworkW 38–3557,287[6]
November 1212:00 p.m.Pittsburgh
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
BIG EAST NetworkL 14–2151,321
November 1912:00 p.m.at ConnecticutBIG EAST NetworkW 34–2034,483
November 2511:00 a.m.at South FloridaESPN2W 34–2446,666
December 278:00 p.m.vs. North Carolina State*ESPNL 24–3158,427

Roster

Quarterbacks

Running backs

  • 20 Victor Anderson - SR
  • 22 Corvin Lamb - FR
  • 28 Jeremy Wright -
    Redshirt
    SO
  • 30 Kamal Hogan -
    Redshirt
    FR
  • 32 Senorise Perry - SO
  • 48 Nick Heuser - SO (FB)
  • 49 Jarel McGriff-Culver -
    Redshirt
    FR

Wide receivers

  •  1 Joshua Bellamy - SR
  •  2 Michaelee Harris -
    Redshirt
    FR
  •  7 Damian Copeland -
    Redshirt
    SO
  •  9 DeVante Parker - FR
  • 14 Andrell Smith - JR
  • 29 Stephen Goodwin - SO
  • 31 DeMarcus Topp -
    Redshirt
    JR
  • 37 Lincoln Carr - JR
  • 82 Eli Rogers - FR
  • 84 Aaron Nanace - SO
  • 88 Jarrett Davis - SO
  • 89 Scott Radcliff - JR

Tight ends

  • 11 Josh Chichester -
    Redshirt
    SR
  • 80 Stephon Ball -
    Redshirt
    JR
  • 81 Chris White -
    Redshirt
    SO
  • 87 Scot MacMillan - FR
  • 86 Lorenzo Mauldin - FR

Offensive linemen

  • 53 Jake Smith -
    Redshirt
    FR
    (OL)
  • 54 Mike Romano - FR (C)
  • 55 Mario Benavides -
    Redshirt
    JR
    (C)
  • 59 Zach Perkins - SO (OL)
  • 62 John Clark -
    Redshirt
    SO
    (OL)
  • 65 Dylan Kupper - FR (OL)
  • 66 Alex Kupper -
    Redshirt
    JR
    (OL)
  • 68 Kamran Joyer -
    Redshirt
    SO
    (OL)
  • 69 Chris Walker -
    Redshirt
    SO
    (OL)
  • 70 John Miller - FR (OL)
  • 71 Chris Acosta -
    Redshirt
    FR
    (OL)
  • 72 Hunter Stout -
    Redshirt
    SO
    (OL)
  • 73 Hector Hernandez -
    Redshirt
    SR
    (OL)
  • 74 Ryan Mack - FR (OL)
  • 75 Ryan Kessling -
    Redshirt
    SR
    (OT)
  • 76 Chase Petersen - FR (OL)
  • 78 Aaron Epps - FR (OL)
  • 79 Jamon Brown - FR (OG)

Defensive Linemen

  •  6 Greg Scruggs - SR (DE)
  • 17 Marcus Smith - SO (DE)
  • 44 B.J. Butler - SO (DE)
  • 47 Malcolm Mitchell -
    Redshirt
    SO
    (DE)
  • 57 Jordan Tennyson - JR (DE)
  • 90 B.J. Dubose - Freshman (DE)
  • 91 William Savoy -
    Redshirt
    Senior
    (DE)
  • 92 Brandon Dunn - SO (DT)
  • 93 Roy Philon -
    Redshirt
    SO
    (DT)
  • 95 Randy Salmon -
    Redshirt
    JR
    (DT)
  • 99 Jamaine Brooks -
    Redshirt
    Freshman
    (DL)

Linebackers

  •  2 Preston Brown - SO
  • 24 Daniel Brown -
    Redshirt
    JR
  • 27 Mike Addesa - FR
  • 34 George Durant -
    Redshirt
    SO
  • 37 Tyon Dixon - SO
  • 39 Chris Zelli - FR
  • 42 Champ Lee - SO
  • 42 Jalen Harrington - FR
  • 43 Deon Rogers - SO
  • 46 Dexter Heyman - SR
  • 48 Deiontrez Mount - FR
  • 51 Mike Privott -
    Redshirt
    SO
  • 56 Tarik Rollins -
    Redshirt
    SO

Defensive Backs

  •  3 Charles Gaines - Freshman (CB)
  •  8 Darius Ashley -
    Redshirt
    JR
    (CB)
  • 13 Preston Pace -
    Redshirt
    SR
    (CB)
  • 15 Andrew Johnson - FR (CB)
  • 18 Titus Teague -
    Redshirt
    SO
    (CB)
  • 19 Terrell Floyd - FR (CB)
  • 19 Joe Castaneda - FR (DB)
  • 21 Adrian Bushell -
    Redshirt
    JR
    (CB)
  • 22 Jordon Paschal -
    Redshirt
    FR
    (CB)
  • 23 Terrence Simien -
    Redshirt
    SR
    (S)
  • 25 Calvin Pryor - FR (S)
  • 26 Zed Evans -
    Redshirt
    SO
    (CB)
  • 27 Jermaine Reve - FR (S)
  • 29 Hakeem Smith -
    Redshirt
    SO
    (S)
  • 33 Mike Evans - SR (DB)
  • 35 Anthony Conner -
    Redshirt
    SR
    (CB)
  • 36 Shenard Holton - JR (S)
  • 38 Rashad Stewart - SO (DB)
  • 39 Kenneth Jaboin - SR (DB)
  • 41 Stephan Robinson -
    Redshirt
    FR
    (CB)

Special teams

  • 12 Chris Philpott - SR (K)
  • 18 Matthew Nakatani -
    Redshirt
    FR
    (K)
  • 33 Grant Donovan -
    Redshirt
    FR
    (LS)
  • 35 Andrew Fletcher -
    Redshirt
    FR
    (K)
  • 38 Ryan Johnson -
    Redshirt
    FR
    (P)
  • 40 Jordan Bleser - SR (P)
  • 45 John Wallace - FR (P/K)

Head Coach

Assistant coaches

  • Shawn Watson – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
  • Vance Bedford – Defensive Coordinator
  • Kenny Carter – Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Coach
  • Dave Borbely – Offensive Line Coach
  • Ron Dugans – Wide Receivers Coach
  • Clint Hurtt – Recruiting Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach
  • Brian Jean-Mary – Linebackers Coach
  • Larry Slade – Secondary Coach
  • Pat Moorer – Strength & Conditioning Coach

References

  1. ^ Bozich, Rick (October 9, 2011). Watson, No quick fix likely for Louisville football team. The Courier-Journal, Retrieved October 9, 2011.
  2. ^ Bozich, Rick (October 10, 2011). Play-Calling The Reason Strong Removed Sanford[permanent dead link]. The Courier-Journal, Retrieved October 10, 2011.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-14. Retrieved 2011-04-27.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Louisville Cardinals vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Box Score". ESPN.com. October 8, 2011.
  5. ^ "Louisville Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Bearcats Box Score". ESPN.com. October 15, 2011.
  6. ^ "Louisville Cardinals vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Box Score". ESPN.com. November 5, 2011.