2001 Louisville Cardinals football team

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2001 Louisville Cardinals football
Louisville Cardinals text logo.svg
C-USA champion
Liberty Bowl champion
Liberty Bowl, W 28–10 vs. BYU
Conference Conference USA
Ranking
Coaches No. 16
AP No. 17
2001 record 11–2 (6–1 C-USA)
Head coach John L. Smith
Home stadium Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
(Capacity: 42,000)
Seasons
« 2000 2002 »
2001 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#17 Louisville $   6 1         11 2  
Cincinnati   5 2         7 5  
UAB   5 2         6 5  
East Carolina   5 2         6 6  
Southern Miss   4 3         6 5  
TCU   4 3         6 6  
Memphis   3 4         5 6  
Army   2 5         3 8  
Tulane   1 6         3 9  
Houston   0 7         0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 Louisville Cardinals football team represented the University of Louisville in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team, led by John L. Smith, played their home games in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. They ended the season with an 11–2 record.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 23 7:00 PM New Mexico State* Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY (John Thompson Foundation Classic) W 45–24   38,129
September 1 12:30 PM at Kentucky* Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Governor's Cup) JPS W 36–10   70,838
September 8 7:00 PM Western Carolina* Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY W 31–7   35,214
September 22 12:00 PM at Illinois* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN L 10–34   43,232
September 29 2:00 PM Memphis Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY W 38–21   39,256
October 4 7:30 PM Colorado State* Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN W 7–2   39,389
October 16 8:00 PM Southern Miss Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN2 W 24–14   33,627
October 27 2:00 PM at Cincinnati Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH (The Keg of Nails) W 28–13   31,004
November 3 3:30 PM Tulane Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA W 52–8   19,369
November 10 2:00 PM Houston No. 25 Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY W 34–10   40,479
November 15 7:30 PM at East Carolina No. 19 Dowdy–Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC ESPN W 39–34   39,775
November 23 6:00 PM at TCU No. 17 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX ESPN L 22–37   22,176
December 31 4:00 PM vs. No. 19 BYU* No. 23 Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) ESPN2 W 28–10   58,968
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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