2005 Louisville Cardinals football team

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2005 Louisville Cardinals football
Louisville Cardinals text logo.svg
Conference Big East
Ranking
Coaches #20
AP #19
2005 record 9–3 (5–2 Big East)
Head coach Bobby Petrino
Offensive coordinator Paul Petrino
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Mike Cassity
Base defense 4-3
Home stadium Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
(Capacity: 42,000)
Seasons
« 2004 2006 »
2005 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#5 West Virginia   7 0         11 1  
#19 Louisville   5 2         9 3  
South Florida   4 3         6 6  
Rutgers   4 3         8 5  
Pittsburgh   4 3         5 6  
Cincinnati   2 5         4 7  
Connecticut   2 5         5 6  
Syracuse   0 7         1 10  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 Louisville Cardinals football team represented the University of Louisville in the 2005 college football season. The team, led by Bobby Petrino in his third year at the school, played their home games in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. They finished 9–3 in their 1st season as a member of the Big East with a 5–2 conference record.

Pre-season[edit]

The Cardinals finished the 2004 season with an 11–1 record, including a win in the 2004 Liberty Bowl. After the win they were ranked 6th in the nation. The team was picked, by the Big East media, to finish first in the conference, and ranked 12th in the preseason polls.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 3:30 PM at Kentucky* #12 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY ESPN W 31–24   70,752
September 17 12:00 PM Oregon State* #11 Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY ESPN W 63–27   42,647
September 24 6:45 PM at South Florida #9 Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL ESPNU L 14–45   33,586
October 1 12:00 PM Florida Atlantic* #24 Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN+ W 61–10   40,219
October 8 4:30 PM North Carolina* #23 Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY WHAS W 69–14   41,334
October 15 3:30 PM at West Virginia #19 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV ABC L 44–46 3OT  59,797
October 22 12:00 PM at Cincinnati Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH ESPNU W 46–22   21,086
November 3 7:30 PM Pittsburgh #24 Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN W 42–20   42,692
November 11 8:00 PM Rutgers #23 Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN2 W 56–5   41,219
November 26 3:30 PM Syracuse #17 Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPNU W 41–17   37,896
December 3 7:45 PM at Connecticut #16 Rentschler FieldE. Hartford, CT ESPN W 30–20   40,000
January 2 12:30 PM vs. #12 Virginia Tech* #15 ALLTEL StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) NBC L 24–35   63,780
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staff[edit]

2005 Louisville Cardinals coaching staff
Name Position
Bobby Petrino Head Coach
Greg Nord Assistant Head Coach / Tight Ends / Running Backs Coach
Mike Cassity Defensive Coordinator / Safeties Coach
Paul Petrino Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers Coach
Jeff Brohm Quarterbacks Coach
Reggie Johnson Inside Linebackers Coach
Tony Levine Outside Linebackers Coach / Special Teams Coordinator
Mike Summers Offensive Line Coach
Joe Whitt, Jr. Cornerbacks Coach / Recruiting Coordinator
Kevin Wolthausen Defensive Line Coach