2005 Louisville Cardinals football team

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2005 Louisville Cardinals football
Louisville Cardinals text logo.svg
Gator Bowl, L 24–35 vs. Virginia Tech
Conference Big East Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 20
AP No. 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  
Rutgers   4 3         7 5  
South Florida   4 3         6 6  
Pittsburgh   4 3         5 6  
Connecticut   2 5         5 6  
Cincinnati   2 5         4 7  
Syracuse   0 7         1 10  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 Louisville Cardinals football team represented the University of Louisville in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A 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 first season as a member of the Big East Conference with a 5–2 conference record.

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* No. 12 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, Kentucky ESPN W 31–24   70,752
September 17 12:00 PM Oregon State* No. 11 Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, Kentucky ESPN W 63–27   42,647
September 24 6:45 PM at South Florida No. 9 Raymond James StadiumTampa, Florida ESPNU L 14–45   33,586
October 1 12:00 PM Florida Atlantic* No. 24 Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, Kentucky ESPN+ W 61–10   40,219
October 8 4:30 PM North Carolina* No. 23 Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, Kentucky WHAS W 69–14   41,334
October 15 3:30 PM at West Virginia No. 19 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, West Virginia ABC L 44–46 3OT  59,797
October 22 12:00 PM at Cincinnati Nippert StadiumCincinnati ESPNU W 46–22   21,086
November 3 7:30 PM Pittsburgh No. 24 Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, Kentucky ESPN W 42–20   42,692
November 11 8:00 PM Rutgers No. 23 Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, Kentucky ESPN2 W 56–5   41,219
November 26 3:30 PM Syracuse No. 17 Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, Kentucky ESPNU W 41–17   37,896
December 3 7:45 PM at Connecticut No. 16 Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, Connecticut ESPN W 30–20   40,000
January 2 12:30 PM vs. No. 12 Virginia Tech* No. 15 Alltel StadiumJacksonville, Florida (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