2020 Louisville Cardinals football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
2020 record4–7 (3–7 ACC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorDwayne Ledford (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorBryan Brown (2nd season)
Home stadiumCardinal Stadium
(Capacity: 65,000)
Seasons
← 2019
2021 →
2020 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 5 Notre Dame y^   9 0     10 2  
No. 3 Clemson y$^   8 1     10 2  
No. 22 Miami (FL)   7 2     8 3  
No. 18 North Carolina   7 3     8 4  
NC State   7 3     8 4  
Boston College   5 5     6 5  
Pittsburgh   5 5     6 5  
Virginia Tech   5 5     5 6  
Virginia   4 5     5 5  
Wake Forest   3 4     4 5  
Georgia Tech   3 6     3 7  
Louisville   3 7     4 7  
Florida State   2 6     3 6  
Duke   1 9     2 9  
Syracuse   1 9     1 10  
Championship: Clemson 34, Notre Dame 10
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll.

The 2020 Louisville Cardinals football team represented the University of Louisville during the 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football season. This was the team's second season under head coach Scott Satterfield. The Cardinals played their home games at Cardinal Stadium, formerly known as Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, in Louisville, Kentucky, as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

After compiling a 4–7 regular season record (3–7 in ACC play), Satterfield advised in mid-December that "we aren’t in line for a bowl" after Louisville's director of athletics conferred with ACC officials.[1]

Schedule

Louisville had games scheduled against Kentucky, and Murray State, which were all canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2][3] This will be the first season since 1993 that the Cardinals do not play Kentucky.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 128:00 p.m.Western Kentucky*ACCNW 35–2111,179
September 197:30 p.m.No. 17 MiamiNo. 18
  • Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
ABCL 34–4712,120
September 2612:00 p.m.at No. 21 PittsburghNo. 24ACCNL 20–230 (Behind closed doors)
October 97:00 p.m.at Georgia TechESPNL 27–4611,000
October 172:30 p.m.at No. 4 Notre DameNBCL 7–1210,182
October 2412:00 p.m.Florida State
  • Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
ACCRSNW 48–1611,465
October 314:00 p.m.Virginia Tech
  • Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
ACCNL 35–4211,901
November 148:00 p.m.at VirginiaACCNL 17–311,000
November 207:30 p.m.Syracuse
  • Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
ESPNW 30–011,192
November 284:00 p.m.at Boston CollegeACCNL 27–340 (Behind closed doors)
December 1212:00 p.m.Wake Forest
  • Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
ACCNW 45–2110,959

The ACC released their schedule on July 29, with specific dates selected on August 6.[2]

Rankings

Further information: 2020 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 RV RV* 18 24 RV  
Coaches RV RV* 16 RV NR  
CFP Not released Not released

Game summaries

Western Kentucky

See also: 2020 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers football team

1 2 3 4 Total
Hilltoppers 7 7 0 7 21
Cardinals 7 21 7 0 35

Miami

See also: 2020 Miami Hurricanes football team

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 17 Hurricanes 14 6 17 10 47
No. 18 Cardinals 3 3 14 14 34

at No. 21 Panthers

See also: 2020 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 24 Cardinals 7 10 3 0 20
No. 21 Panthers 13 7 3 0 23

at Georgia Tech

See also: 2020 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 14 6 0 27
Yellow Jackets 7 7 12 20 46

at Notre Dame

See also: 2020 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 0 7 0 7
Fighting Irish 6 0 6 0 12

Florida State

See also: 2020 Florida State Seminoles football team

1 2 3 4 Total
Seminoles 7 7 2 0 16
Cardinals 21 10 7 10 48

Virginia Tech

See also: 2020 Virginia Tech Hokies football team

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 14 7 7 14 42
Cardinals 0 14 0 21 35

at Virginia

See also: 2020 Virginia Cavaliers football team

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 3 7 7 0 17
Cavaliers 7 7 7 10 31

Syracuse

See also: 2020 Syracuse Orange football team

1 2 3 4 Total
Orange 0 0 0 0 0
Cardinals 3 17 7 3 30

at Boston College

See also: 2020 Boston College Eagles football team

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardnials 0 0 0 0 0
Eagles 0 0 0 0 0

Wake Forest

See also: 2020 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team

1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 0 0 0 0 0
Cardinals 0 0 0 0 0

Players drafted into the NFL

See also: 2021 NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
2 57 Tutu Atwell WR Los Angeles Rams
4 109 Dez Fitzpatrick WR Tennessee Titans

References

  1. ^ Rutherford, Mike (December 16, 2020). "Louisville will not play in bowl game". cardchronicle.com. Retrieved December 16, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "ACC Announces Plans for Football and Fall Olympic Sports". TheACC.com. July 29, 2020. Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  3. ^ Talty, John. "SEC moves to conference-only 2020 schedule, pushes back start of season". AL.com. Retrieved 30 July 2020.