2014 Louisville Cardinals football
Belk Bowl, L 14–37 vs. Georgia
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionAtlantic Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 24
APNo. 24
2014 record9–4 (5–3 ACC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorGarrick McGee (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorTodd Grantham (1st season)
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumPapa John's Cardinal Stadium
(Capacity: 55,000)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. T–5 Florida State x$^   8 0     13 1  
No. 15 Clemson   6 2     10 3  
No. 24 Louisville   5 3     9 4  
Boston College   4 4     7 6  
NC State   3 5     8 5  
Syracuse   1 7     3 9  
Wake Forest   1 7     3 9  
Coastal Division
No. 8 Georgia Tech x   6 2     11 3  
Duke   5 3     9 4  
North Carolina   4 4     6 7  
Pittsburgh   4 4     6 7  
Miami   3 5     6 7  
Virginia Tech   3 5     7 6  
Virginia   3 5     5 7  
Championship: Florida State 37, Georgia Tech 35
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Louisville Cardinals football team represented the University of Louisville in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cardinals were led by head coach Bobby Petrino, who began his second stint at Louisville after eight years away, seven of which were spent as a head coach at other colleges and in the National Football League (NFL). The team played its 17th season at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. They were in their first season as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, having replaced departed member Maryland in the Atlantic Division. They finished the season 9–4, 5–3 in ACC play to finish in third place in the Atlantic Division. They were invited to the Belk Bowl, where they lost to Georgia.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 18:00 p.m.Miami (FL)
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
ESPNW 31–1355,428
September 67:00 p.m.Murray State*No. 25ESPN3W 66–2150,179
September 1312:30 p.m.at VirginiaNo. 21ACCNL 21–2334,816
September 203:30 p.m.at FIU*FS1W 34–310,826
September 273:30 p.m.Wake Forest
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
ESPNUW 20–1051,463
October 37:00 p.m.at SyracuseESPNW 28–637,569
October 113:30 p.m.at ClemsonESPNUL 17–2381,500
October 183:30 p.m.NC Statedagger
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
ACCRSNW 30–1250,227
October 307:30 p.m.No. 2 Florida StateNo. 25
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
ESPNL 31–4255,414
November 87:15 p.m.at Boston CollegeESPN2W 38–1933,565
November 223:30 p.m.at Notre Dame*No. 24NBCW 31–2880,795
November 2912:00 p.m.Kentucky*No. 22
ESPN2W 44–4055,118
December 306:30 p.m.vs. No. 13 Georgia*No. 21ESPNL 14–3745,671
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Source: [1]

Game summaries

Miami

See also: 2014 Miami Hurricanes football team

13th meeting. 2–9–1 all time. Last meeting 2013, Cardinals 36–9.

Miami Hurricanes vs Louisville Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Miami 0 10 3013
Louisville 7 7 71031

at Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY

  • Date: September 1, 2014
  • Game time: 8:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 55,428
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Rece Davis (Play-by-play) • David Pollack (Analyst) • Jesse Palmer (Analyst)
Game information

Murray State

19th meeting. 12–6 all time. Last meeting 2011, Cardinals 21–9.

See also: 2014 Murray State Racers football team

Murray State Racers vs #25 Louisville Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Murray State 7 0 7721
#25 Louisville 21 24 14766

at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY

  • Date: September 6, 2014
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 50,179
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV: ESPN3
Game information

Virginia

3rd meeting. Tied 1–1. Last meeting 1989, Cavaliers 16–15.

See also: 2014 Virginia Cavaliers football team

#21 Louisville Cardinals vs Virginia Cavaliers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
#21 Louisville 7 0 01421
Virginia 7 3 10323

at Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA

  • Date: September 13, 2014
  • Game time: 12:30 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 34,816
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV: ACCN
Game information

FIU

4th meeting. 2–1 all time. Last meeting 2013, Cardinals 72–0.

See also: 2014 FIU Panthers football team

Louisville Cardinals vs FIU Panthers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Louisville 7 21 6034
FIU 0 3 003

at FIU StadiumMiami, FL

  • Date: September 20, 2014
  • Game time: 3:30 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 10,826
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
Game information

Wake Forest

2nd meeting. 1–0 all time. Last meeting 2007, 24-13 Cardinals.

See also: 2014 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Louisville Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Wake Forest 3 0 7010
Louisville 0 7 01320

at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY

  • Date: September 27, 2014
  • Game time: 3:30 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 51,463
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV: ESPNU
Game information

Syracuse

2nd meeting. Tied 6–6. Last meeting 2012, 45-26 Orange.

See also: 2014 Syracuse Orange football team

Louisville Cardinals vs Syracuse Orange – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Louisville 7 5 7928
Syracuse 3 0 306

at Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY

  • Date: October 3, 2014
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 37,569
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV: ESPN
Game information

Clemson

1st meeting.

See also: 2014 Clemson Tigers football team

Louisville Cardinals vs Clemson Tigers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Louisville 3 7 7017
Clemson 7 7 6323

at Memorial StadiumClemson, SC

  • Date: October 11, 2014
  • Game time: 3:30 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 81,500
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV: ESPNU
Game information

NC State

5th meeting. 3–1 all time. Last meeting 2011, Wolfpack 31–24.

See also: 2014 NC State Wolfpack football team

NC State Wolfpack vs Louisville Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
NC State 6 0 3918
Louisville 7 10 31030

at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY

  • Date: October 18, 2014
  • Game time: 3:30 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 50,227
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
Game information

Florida State

15th meeting. 2–12 all time. Last meeting 2002, Cardinals 26–20.

See also: 2014 Florida State Seminoles football team

Florida State Seminoles vs Louisville Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
#2 Florida State 0 7 142142
#25 Louisville 0 21 3731

at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY

  • Date: October 30, 2014
  • Game time: 7:30 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance:  
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Rece Davis (Play-by-play) • David Pollack (Analyst) • Jesse Palmer (Analyst)
Game information

Boston College

7th meeting. Tied 3–3. Last meeting 1998, Cardinals 52–28.

See also: 2014 Boston College Eagles football team

Louisville Cardinals vs Boston College Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Louisville 3 14 71438
Boston College 7 6 6019

at Alumni StadiumChesnut Hill, MA

  • Date: November 8, 2014
  • Game time: 7:15 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance:  
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
Game information

Notre Dame

1st meeting.

See also: 2014 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

Louisville Cardinals vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Game summary
1 2 34Total
#24 Louisville 14 3 7731
Notre Dame 3 3 14828

at Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN

  • Date: November 22, 2014
  • Game time: 3:30 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance:  
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV announcers (NBC): Dan Hicks (Play-by-play) • Mike Mayock (Analyst)
Game information

Kentucky

27th meeting. 12–14 all time. Last meeting 2013, Cardinals 27–13.

See also: 2014 Kentucky Wildcats football team

Kentucky Wildcats vs Louisville Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Kentucky 6 14 31740
#22 Louisville 0 21 71644

at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY

  • Date: November 29, 2014
  • Game time: Noon EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 45,671
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV: ESPN2
Game information

Coaching staff

2014 Louisville Cardinals football staff
Coaching Staff   Support Staff
  • Justin Burke – Offensive Assistant
  • Mike Kurowski – Dir. of Athletic Equipment Operations
  • Denise Murphy – Administrative Asst.
  • Jonathan Saxon – Defensive Graduate Assistant
  • Will Stein – Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • Larry Slade – Dir. of Community Relations and Career Preparations
  • David Spina – Director of Video Operations
  • Andrew Wolfrum – Defensive Quality Control
  Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Kyle Johnston – Head Athletic Trainer
  • Chad Lee – Assistant Strength Coach
  • Joshua Chatman – Assistant Athletic Trainer
  • Blake LeBlanc – Rehabilitation Coordinator
  • Kevin Ozimek – Assistant Athletic Trainer
  • Sam Zuege – Assistant Athletic Trainer

[2]

Rankings

Further information: 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP RV 25 21 RV NR RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 24 21 20 24 
Coaches RV RV RV RV RV RV RV NR NR RV RV RV RV 23 20 20 24 
CFP Not released 25 NR NR 24 22 21 21 Not released

References

  1. ^ "2014 Louisville Cardinals Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  2. ^ "Official Football Roster". Louisville Athletics. 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014.