2016 Louisville Cardinals football
ACC Atlantic Division co-champion
Citrus Bowl, L 9–29 vs. LSU
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionAtlantic Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 20
APNo. 21
2016 record9–4 (7–1 ACC)
Head coach
Co-offensive coordinatorLonnie Galloway (1st season)
Co-offensive coordinatorChris Klenakis (1st; 3rd overall season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorTodd Grantham (3rd season)
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumPapa John's Cardinal Stadium
(Capacity: 55,000)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 1 Clemson xy$#   7 1     14 1  
No. 21 Louisville x   7 1     9 4  
No. 8 Florida State   5 3     10 3  
NC State   3 5     7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5     7 6  
Boston College   2 6     7 6  
Syracuse   2 6     4 8  
Coastal Division
No. 16 Virginia Tech xy   6 2     10 4  
North Carolina   5 3     8 5  
No. 20 Miami   5 3     9 4  
Pittsburgh   5 3     8 5  
Georgia Tech   4 4     9 4  
Duke   1 7     4 8  
Virginia   1 7     2 10  
Championship: Clemson 42, Virginia Tech 35
  • # – College Football Playoff champion
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016 Louisville Cardinals football team represented the University of Louisville in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cardinals were led by then third-year head coach Bobby Petrino, who began his second stint at Louisville in 2014 after eight years away. The team played their home games at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. The Cardinals competed as a member of the Atlantic Division in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The Cardinals were led by sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson, who was responsible for 51 touchdowns on the year (30 passing and 21 rushing), which was second in FBS. He was awarded the Heisman Trophy, distinguishing him as the nation's best college football player, becoming the first Louisville player to win the award.[1]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17:00 p.m.Charlotte*No. 19ACCRSNW 70–1453,127
September 98:00 p.m.at SyracuseNo. 13ESPN2W 62–2832,184
September 1712:00 p.m.No. 2 Florida StateNo. 10
ABCW 63–2055,632
September 248:00 p.m.at Marshall*No. 3CBSSNW 59–2840,592
October 18:00 p.m.at No. 5 ClemsonNo. 3ABCL 36–4283,362
October 147:00 p.m.DukeNo. 7
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
ESPNW 24–1455,121
October 2212:00 p.m.NC StateNo. 7
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
ABCW 54–1355,218
October 2912:00 p.m.at VirginiaNo. 5ABC/ESPN2W 32–2534,824
November 512:00 p.m.at Boston CollegeNo. 5ESPN2W 52–730,644
November 127:00 p.m.Wake ForestNo. 5
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
ESPN2W 44–1251,218
November 178:00 p.m.at Houston*No. 3ESPNL 10–3642,822
November 2612:00 p.m.Kentucky*No. 11
ESPNL 38–4154,075
December 3111:00 a.m.vs. No. 19 LSU*No. 15ABCL 9–2946,063

Personnel

Roster

2016 Louisville Cardinals Football

Quarterback

  •  4 Jawon Pass – Freshman (6′4, 207)
  •  8 Lamar JacksonSophomore (6′3, 205)
  • 13 Ethan Horton – Junior (6′0, 205)
  • 14 Kyle Bolin –
    Junior (6′2, 210)
  • 15 Sean McCormack – Freshman (6′5, 209)

Tailback

  • 12 Trey Smith –
    Freshman (6′0, 220)
  • 23 Brandon Radcliff –
    Senior (5′9, 210)
  • 27 L.J. Scott – Junior (6′0, 225)
  • 29 Malik Williams – Junior (6′3, 220)
  • 31 Malik Staples – Freshman (6′1, 214)
  • 33 Malin Jones – Senior (6′0, 225)
  • 34 Jeremy Smith – Junior (6′2, 224)
  • 40 Dae Williams – Freshman (6′2, 224)

Fullback

  • 46 Lamar Atkins – Senior (5′11, 236)

Wide Receiver

  •  1 Traveon Samuel – Sophomore (5′7, 170)
  •  2 Jamari Staples – Senior (6′4, 195)
  •  3 Pat Thomas – Senior (6′4, 190)
  •  5 Seth Dawkins – Freshman (6′3, 201)
  •  7 Reggie BonnafonJunior (6′3, 208)
  •  9 Jaylen SmithSophomore (6′4, 210)
  • 17 James Quick – Senior (6′1, 180)
  • 19 Ja'Quay Savage – Junior (6′3, 210)
  • 26 Chris Taylor-Yamanoha – Freshman (6′2, 185)
  • 38 Chris Miele –
    Junior (6′2, 190)
  • 81 Emonee Spence – Sophomore (6′3, 190)
  • 82 Keon Wakefield – Freshman (5′10, 171)
  • 84 Gio Pascascio – Senior (6′3, 195)
  • 86 Devante Peete – Sophomore (6′6, 206)
  • 87 Dez Fitzpatrick – Junior (6′3, 196)
  • 88 Javonte Bagley – Junior (6′3, 190)

Tight End

  • 18 Cole HikutiniSenior (6′5, 248)
  • 42 Tyler Polston – Junior (6′2, 240)
  • 44 Paul Logsdon – Junior (6′3, 230)
  • 48 Austin Cummins – Freshman (6′5, 225)
  • 80 Charles Standberry – Junior (6′3, 242)
  • 83 Micky Crum –
    Sophomore (6′4, 250)
  • 85 Jordan Davis – Sophomore (6′4, 262)
  • 89 Keith TowbridgeSenior (6′5, 265)
 

Offensive Lineman

  • 50 Khalil Hunter – Senior (6′4, 304)
  • 56 Kola Mahoni – Junior (6′3, 308)
  • 60 Tyler Haycraft – Sophomore (6′3, 290)
  • 61 Tobijah Hughley –
    Senior (6′3, 295)
  • 63 Nathan Scheler – Sophomore (6′1, 288)
  • 65 Luke Schultheiss – Junior (6′1, 280)
  • 67 Thomas Nauert – Sophomore (6′2, 256)
  • 68 Danny Burns –
    Sophomore (6′6, 310)
  • 69 Chaz Ray – Sophomore (6′3, 320)
  • 70 Toriano Roundtrree –
    Sophomore (6′6, 300)
  • 71 Chandler Jones –
    Freshman (6′4, 310)
  • 72 Lukayus McNeil –
    Sophomore (6′6, 316)
  • 73 Matt Cohen – Senior (6′6, 300)
  • 74 Geron ChristianSophomore (6′6, 314)
  • 75 Robbie Bell – Freshman (6′5, 288)
  • 77 Linwood Foy – Junior (6′4, 285)
  • 78 Max Martin – Freshman (6′3, 293)
  • 79 Kenny Thomas – Sophomore (6′6, 325)

Defensive Tackle

  • 94 G.G. Robinson –
    Freshman (6′4, 305)
  • 95 Kyle Shortridge –
    Junior (6′2, 288)
  • 97 DeAngelo Brown –
    Senior (6′1, 310)

Defensive End

  • 14 Drew Bailey – Junior (6′5, 285)
  • 44 Chris Williams – Junior (6′1, 285)
  • 48 Marcus Watson – Freshman (6′2, 270)
  • 51 Kordell Slater – Freshman (6′4, 240)
  • 59 Caleb Tillman – Freshman (6′3, 272)
  • 62 Derek Dorsey – Freshman (6′3, 275)
  • 64 Tyler Robinson – Freshman (5′11, 328)
  • 90 De'Asian Richardson –
    Junior (6′3, 335)
    (DE)

Long Snappers

  • 37 Kyle Goss – Freshman (6′0, 240)
  • 41 Ryan Betlach – Junior (5′10, 188)
  • 46 Brendan Lowery – Sophomore (5′11, 192)
  • 49 Colin Holba
    Senior (6′5, 245)

Punter

  • 29 Mason King –
    Freshman (6′3, 205)
  • 47 Austin Johnson – Freshman (6′2, 195)
 

Linebacker

  • 32 Stacy Thomas –
    Junior (6′1, 232)
  • 42 Isaac Stewart –
    Sophomore (6′2, 245)
  • 43 Damien Smith – Sophomore (6′1, 238)
  • 47 Reese Melton – Freshman (6′2, 211)
  • 52 Vince Lococo – Freshman (6′0, 235)
  • 53 Amonte Caban –
    Freshman (6′1, 248)
  • 54 Tobias Little – Freshman (6′0, 226)
  • 55 Keith Kelsey – Senior (6′1, 236)
  • 58 Jonathan Greenard
    Freshman (6′4, 252)
  • 76 Luke Massad – Freshman (6′2, 290)
  • 91 Trevon YoungSenior (6′4, 245)
  • 92 Devonte FieldsSenior (6′4, 242)
  • 93 Gary McCrae – Sophomore (6′4, 225)
  • 96 Henry Famurewa –
    Sophomore (6′2, 252)
  • 98 Tabarious Peterson – Freshman (6′3, 250)
  • 99 James Hearns –
    Junior (6′3, 249)

Cornerback

  •  1 Alphonso Carter – Junior (6′3, 206)
  •  3 Cornelius Sturghill –
    Sophomore (5′11, 180)
  •  6 Shaq Wiggins – Junior (5′10, 172)
  • 10 Jaire AlexanderSophomore (5′11, 188)
  • 15 Trumaine WashingtonJunior (5′10, 180)
  • 20 Ronald Walker – Junior (6′1, 198)
  • 24 Zykiesis Cannon – Junior (6′0, 195)
  • 29 Javier Santiago – Sophomore (5′9, 190)
  • 39 Aaron Floyd – Sophomore (5′10, 172)

Defensive Back

  • 34 Marcus Mays – Sophomore (5′10, 185)
  • 35 Lamarques Thomas – Freshman (6′0, 164)
  • 39 John Stitch – Senior (5′10, 185)

Safety

  • 11 Dee Smith – Sophomore (6′1, 200)
  • 13 P.J. Blue – Freshman (6′3, 195)
  • 21 London Iakopo – Junior (6′0, 212)
  • 22 Chucky Williams –
    Junior (6′2, 210)
  • 25 Josh Harvey-ClemonsSenior (6′5, 228)
  • 30 Khane Pass –
    Freshman (6′1, 208)

Placekicker

  • 32 Blanton Creque – Sophomore (5′11, 188)
  • 35 Anthony George –
    Senior (6′1, 190)
  • 36 Evan O'Hara – Sophomore (6′0, 202)
  • 39 Austin Laszewski – Freshman (6′0, 169)
  • 43 Patrick Soucy – Sophomore (6′0, 185)

Depth chart

Official Depth Chart 2016.

True Freshman
Double Position : *

Rankings

Further information: 2016 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 Final 
AP 19 13 10 3 3 7 7 7 5 5 5 3 11 16 15 21 
Coaches 23 15 10 4 4 8 7 7 5 5 6 3 11 15 15 20 
CFP Not released 7 6 5 11 13 13 Not released

Recruiting

National Signing Day was February 3, 2016. The Cardinals signed 23 players in total.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Desmond Fitzpatrick
WR
Waterford, Michigan Waterford Mott H.S. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 189 lb (86 kg) Jan 29, 2016 
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Jawon Pass
QB
Columbus, Georgia Carver H.S. 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jul 16, 2015 
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Chris Taylor-Yamanoha
WR
Rohnert Park, California Rancho Cotate 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 178 lb (81 kg) May 3, 2015 
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PJ Blue
LB
Montgomery, Alabama Park Crossing H.S. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 201 lb (91 kg) Dec 1, 2015 
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Michael Boykin
DE
Carrolltown, Georgia Carrolltown H.S. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 248 lb (112 kg) Jul 20, 2015 
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Robbie Bell
OL
Hoschton, Georgia Mill Creek H.S. 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Apr 23, 2015 
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Seth Dawkins
WR
Columbus, Ohio Franklin Heights H.S. 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 201 lb (91 kg) May 3, 2015 
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Derick Dorsey
DT
Louisville, Kentucky duPont Manual H.S. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 263 lb (119 kg) Mar 10, 2015 
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London Lakopo
DB
Long Beach, California Long Beach Poly 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Feb 3, 2016 
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Tobias little
LB
Atlanta, Georgia Mays H.S. 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 236 lb (107 kg) Jan 20, 2016 
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Tobarius Peterson
LB
Tucker, Georgia Tucker H.S. 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 214 lb (97 kg) Jul 23, 2015 
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Kordell Slater
DE
Port Charlotte, Florida Port Charlotte H.S. 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 250 lb (110 kg) Dec 13, 2014 
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Lamarques Thomas
DB
Clinton, Mississippi Clinton H.S. 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Sep 10, 2015 
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Caleb Tillman
DE
Dothan, Alabama Northview H.S. 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 252 lb (114 kg) Jul 31, 2015 
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Keion Wakefield
WR
Louisville, Kentucky Male H.S. 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 164 lb (74 kg) Jul 23, 2015 
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Ronald Walker
DB
Wesson, Mississippi Copiah-Lincoln Community College 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Nov 8, 2015 
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Chris Williams
DT
Senatobia, Mississippi Northwest Mississippi Community College 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 280 lb (130 kg) Nov 15, 2015 
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Dae Williams
RB
Sapulpa, Oklahoma Sapulpa H.S. 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jan 21, 2016 
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Malik Williams
WR
Santa Clara, California Allan Hancock Community College 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Feb 3, 2016 
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Malik Staples
RB
Suwanne, Georgia Peachtree Ridge H.S. 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 211 lb (96 kg) Jun 15, 2015 
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Gary McCrae
LB
Scooba, Mississippi East Mississippi Community College 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Feb 3, 2016 
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Austin Johnson
K
Louisville, Kentucky DeSales H.S. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Apr 23, 2015 
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Austin Cummins
TE
Stevenson, Alabama North Jackson H.S. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Apr 23, 2015 
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Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 40   Rivals: 37  247Sports: 37
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 8, 2016.

Additional Recruiting Sources [2][3][4]

Game summaries

Charlotte

1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 0 7 7 14
#19 Cardinals 28 28 7 7 70

See also: 2016 Charlotte 49ers football team

at Syracuse

1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Cardinals 28 7 7 20 62
Orange 7 14 7 0 28

See also: 2016 Syracuse Orange football team

Florida State

1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Seminoles 3 7 0 10 20
#10 Cardinals 14 21 14 14 63

See also: 2016 Florida State Seminoles football team

at Marshall

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Cardinals 7 28 17 7 59
Thundering Herd 0 7 0 21 28

See also: 2016 Marshall Thundering Herd football team

at Clemson

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Cardinals 0 10 16 10 36
#5 Tigers 0 28 0 14 42

See also: 2016 Clemson Tigers football team

Duke

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 7 0 0 7 14
#7 Cardinals 7 3 7 7 24

See also: 2016 Duke Blue Devils football team

NC State

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolfpack 0 0 13 0 13
#7 Cardinals 17 27 0 10 54

See also: 2016 NC State Wolfpack football team

at Virginia

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Cardinals 7 0 7 18 32
Cavaliers 10 0 7 8 25

See also: 2016 Virginia Cavaliers football team

at Boston College

1 2 3 4 Total
#7 Cardinals 21 17 14 0 52
Eagles 0 0 7 0 7

See also: 2016 Boston College Eagles football team

Wake Forest

1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 6 6 0 0 12
#5 Cardinals 0 3 7 34 44

See also: 2016 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team

at Houston

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Cardinals 0 0 7 3 10
Cougars 10 21 0 5 36

See also: 2016 Houston Cougars football team

Kentucky

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 14 7 10 10 41
#11 Cardinals 7 17 7 7 38

See also: 2016 Kentucky Wildcats football team and Governor's Cup (Kentucky)

LSU–Citrus Bowl

1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Tigers 0 16 10 3 29
#15 Cardinals 3 3 0 3 9

See also: 2016 LSU Tigers football team and 2016 Citrus Bowl (December)

References