2011 Louisville Cardinals football team

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2011 Louisville Cardinals football
Louisville Cardinals text logo.svg
Big East co-champion
Belk Bowl, L 24–31 vs. NC State
Conference Big East Conference
2011 record 7–6 (5–2 Big East)
Head coach Charlie Strong (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Mike Sanford (games 1–5)
Shawn Watson (interim, games 5–12)[1][2]
Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford (2nd year)
Home stadium Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
(Capacity: 55,000)
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#17 West Virginia $+   5 2         10 3  
#25 Cincinnati +   5 2         10 3  
Louisville +   5 2         7 6  
Rutgers   4 3         9 4  
Pittsburgh   4 3         6 7  
Connecticut   3 4         5 7  
South Florida   1 6         5 7  
Syracuse   1 6         5 7  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
As of January 11, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Louisville Cardinals football team represented the University of Louisville in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cardinals were led by second-year head coach Charlie Strong and played their home games at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. They were a member of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 7–6, 5–2 in Big East play to share the conference championship with Cincinnati and West Virginia. Due to tie-break rules, the Cardinals did not receive the Big East's automatic bid into a BCS bowl; West Virginia received the bid. The Cardinals were instead invited to the Belk Bowl, where they were defeated by North Carolina State, 31–24.

Schedule[edit]

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Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 6:00 p.m. Murray State* Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY ESPNU W 21–9   46,157
September 9 8:00 p.m. Florida International* Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN L 17–24   47,228
September 17 7:00 p.m. at Kentucky* Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Governor's Cup) ESPNU W 24–17   68,170
October 1 3:30 p.m. Marshall* Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY BIG EAST Network L 13–17   53,267
October 8 12:00 p.m. at North Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC ESPN2 L 7–14   51,500[4]
October 15 12:00 p.m. at Cincinnati Paul Brown StadiumCincinnati, OH (Keg of Nails) BIG EAST Network L 16–25   40,971[5]
October 21 8:00 p.m. Rutgers Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN W 16–14   48,435
October 29 12:00 p.m. Syracusedagger Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY BIG EAST Network W 27–10   44,817
November 5 12:00 p.m. at No. 24 West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV BIG EAST Network W 38–35   57,287[6]
November 12 12:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY BIG EAST Network L 14–21   51,321
November 19 12:00 p.m. at Connecticut Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT BIG EAST Network W 34–20   34,483
November 25 11:00 a.m. at South Florida Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL ESPN2 W 34–24   46,666
December 27 8:00 p.m. vs. North Carolina State* Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NC (Belk Bowl) ESPN L 24–31   58,427
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Roster[edit]

Quarterbacks

Running backs

  • 20 Victor Anderson - SR
  • 22 Corvin Lamb - FR
  • 28 Jeremy Wright - Redshirt SO
  • 30 Kamal Hogan - Redshirt FR
  • 32 Senorise Perry - SO
  • 48 Nick Heuser - SO (FB)
  • 49 Jarel McGriff-Culver - Redshirt FR

Wide receivers

  •  1 Joshua Bellamy - SR
  •  2 Michaelee Harris - Redshirt FR
  •  7 Damian Copeland - Redshirt SO
  •  9 DeVante Parker - FR
  • 14 Andrell Smith - JR
  • 29 Stephen Goodwin - SO
  • 31 DeMarcus Topp - Redshirt JR
  • 37 Lincoln Carr - JR
  • 82 Eli Rogers - FR
  • 84 Aaron Nanace - SO
  • 88 Jarrett Davis - SO
  • 89 Scott Radcliff - JR

Tight ends

  • 11 Josh Chichester - Redshirt SR
  • 80 Stephon Ball - Redshirt JR
  • 81 Chris White - Redshirt SO
  • 87 Scot MacMillan - FR
  • 86 Lorenzo Mauldin - FR

Offensive linemen

  • 53 Jake Smith - Redshirt FR (OL)
  • 54 Mike Romano - FR (C)
  • 55 Mario Benavides - Redshirt JR (C)
  • 59 Zach Perkins - SO (OL)
  • 62 John Clark - Redshirt SO (OL)
  • 65 Dylan Kupper - FR (OL)
  • 66 Alex Kupper - Redshirt JR (OL)
  • 68 Kamran Joyer - Redshirt SO (OL)
  • 69 Chris Walker - Redshirt SO (OL)
  • 70 John Miller - FR (OL)
  • 71 Chris Acosta - Redshirt FR (OL)
  • 72 Hunter Stout - Redshirt SO (OL)
  • 73 Hector Hernandez - Redshirt SR (OL)
  • 74 Ryan Mack - FR (OL)
  • 75 Ryan Kessling - Redshirt SR (OT)
  • 76 Chase Petersen - FR (OL)
  • 78 Aaron Epps - FR (OL)
  • 79 Jamon Brown - FR (OG)

Defensive Linemen

  •  6 Greg Scruggs - SR (DE)
  • 17 Marcus Smith - SO (DE)
  • 44 B.J. Butler - SO (DE)
  • 47 Malcolm Mitchell - Redshirt SO (DE)
  • 57 Jordan Tennyson - JR (DE)
  • 90 B.J. Dubose - Freshman (DE)
  • 91 William Savoy - Redshirt Senior (DE)
  • 92 Brandon Dunn - SO (DT)
  • 93 Roy Philon - Redshirt SO (DT)
  • 95 Randy Salmon - Redshirt JR (DT)
  • 99 Jamaine Brooks - Redshirt Freshman (DL)

Linebackers

  •  2 Preston Brown - SO
  • 24 Daniel Brown - Redshirt JR
  • 27 Mike Addesa - FR
  • 34 George Durant - Redshirt SO
  • 37 Tyon Dixon - SO
  • 39 Chris Zelli - FR
  • 42 Champ Lee - SO
  • 42 Jalen Harrington - FR
  • 43 Deon Rogers - SO
  • 46 Dexter Heyman - SR
  • 48 Deiontrez Mount - FR
  • 51 Mike Privott - Redshirt SO
  • 56 Tarik Rollins - Redshirt SO

Defensive Backs

  •  3 Charles Gaines - Freshman (CB)
  •  8 Darius Ashley - Redshirt JR (CB)
  • 13 Preston Pace - Redshirt SR (CB)
  • 15 Andrew Johnson - FR (CB)
  • 18 Titus Teague - Redshirt SO (CB)
  • 19 Terrell Floyd - FR (CB)
  • 19 Joe Castaneda - FR (DB)
  • 21 Adrian Bushell - Redshirt JR (CB)
  • 22 Jordon Paschal - Redshirt FR (CB)
  • 23 Terrence Simien - Redshirt SR (S)
  • 25 Calvin Pryor - FR (S)
  • 26 Zed Evans - Redshirt SO (CB)
  • 27 Jermaine Reve - FR (S)
  • 29 Hakeem Smith - Redshirt SO (S)
  • 33 Mike Evans - SR (DB)
  • 35 Anthony Conner - Redshirt SR (CB)
  • 36 Shenard Holton - JR (S)
  • 38 Rashad Stewart - SO (DB)
  • 39 Kenneth Jaboin - SR (DB)
  • 41 Stephan Robinson - Redshirt FR (CB)

Special teams

  • 12 Chris Philpott - SR (K)
  • 18 Matthew Nakatani - Redshirt FR (K)
  • 33 Grant Donovan - Redshirt FR (LS)
  • 35 Andrew Fletcher - Redshirt FR (K)
  • 38 Ryan Johnson - Redshirt FR (P)
  • 40 Jordan Bleser - SR (P)
  • 45 John Wallace - FR (P/K)

Head Coach

Assistant coaches

  • Shawn Watson – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
  • Vance Bedford – Defensive Coordinator
  • Kenny Carter – Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Coach
  • Dave Borbely – Offensive Line Coach
  • Ron Dugans – Wide Receivers Coach
  • Clint Hurtt – Recruiting Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach
  • Brian Jean-Mary – Linebackers Coach
  • Larry Slade – Secondary Coach
  • Pat Moorer – Strength & Conditioning Coach

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