2014 Louisville Cardinals football team

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2014 Louisville Cardinals football
Louisville Cardinals text logo.svg
Belk Bowl, L 14–37 vs. Georgia
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Division Atlantic Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 24
AP No. 24
2014 record 9–4 (5–3 ACC)
Head coach Bobby Petrino (5th season)
Offensive coordinator Garrick McGee (1st season)
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham (1st season)
Base defense 3–4
Home stadium Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
(Capacity: 55,000)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 5 Florida State x$^   8 0         13 1  
No. 15 Clemson   6 2         10 3  
No. 24 Louisville   5 3         9 4  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
NC State   3 5         8 5  
Syracuse   1 7         3 9  
Wake Forest   1 7         3 9  
Coastal Division
No. 8 Georgia Tech x   6 2         11 3  
Duke   5 3         9 4  
North Carolina   4 4         6 7  
Pittsburgh   4 4         6 7  
Miami   3 5         6 7  
Virginia Tech   3 5         7 6  
Virginia   3 5         5 7  
Championship: Florida State 37, Georgia Tech 35
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 1, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Louisville Cardinals football team represented the University of Louisville in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cardinals were led by head coach Bobby Petrino, who began his second stint at Louisville after eight years away, seven of which were spent as a head coach at other colleges and in the National Football League (NFL). The team played its 17th season at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. They were in their first season as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, having replaced departed member Maryland in the Atlantic Division. They finished the season 9–4, 5–3 in ACC play to finish in third place in the Atlantic Division. They were invited to the Belk Bowl, where they lost to Georgia.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 8:00 p.m. Miami (FL) Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN W 31–13   55,428
September 6 7:00 p.m. Murray State* No. 25 Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY ESPN3 W 66–21   50,179
September 13 12:30 p.m. at Virginia No. 21 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA ACCN L 21–23   34,816
September 20 3:30 p.m. at FIU* FIU StadiumMiami, FL FS1 W 34–3   10,826
September 27 3:30 p.m. Wake Forest Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPNU W 20–10   51,463
October 3 7:00 p.m. at Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPN W 28–6   37,569
October 11 3:30 p.m. at Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC ESPNU L 17–23   81,500
October 18 3:30 p.m. NC Statedagger Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ACCRSN W 30–12   50,227
October 30 7:30 p.m. No. 2 Florida State No. 25 Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN L 31–42   55,414
November 8 7:15 p.m. at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA ESPN2 W 38–19   33,565
November 22 3:30 p.m. at Notre Dame* No. 24 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN NBC W 31–28   80,795
November 29 12:00 p.m. Kentucky* No. 22 Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY (Governor's Cup) ESPN2 W 44–40   55,118
December 30 6:30 p.m. vs. No. 13 Georgia* No. 21 Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NC (Belk Bowl) ESPN L 14–37   45,671
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time
All dates, times, and TV are tentative and subject to change.
Source: [1]

Game summaries[edit]

Miami[edit]

13th meeting. 2–9–1 all time. Last meeting 2013, Cardinals 36–9.

Miami Hurricanes vs Louisville Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Miami 0 10 3 0 13
Louisville 7 7 7 10 31

at Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY

  • Date: September 1, 2014
  • Game time: 8:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 55,428
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Rece Davis (Play-by-play) • David Pollack (Analyst) • Jesse Palmer (Analyst)
Game information

Murray State[edit]

19th meeting. 12–6 all time. Last meeting 2011, Cardinals 21–9.

Murray State Racers vs #25 Louisville Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Murray State 7 0 7 7 21
#25 Louisville 21 24 14 7 66

at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY

  • Date: September 6, 2014
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 50,179
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV: ESPN3
Game information

Virginia[edit]

3rd meeting. Tied 1–1. Last meeting 1989, Cavaliers 16–15.

#21 Louisville Cardinals vs Virginia Cavaliers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Louisville 7 0 0 14 21
Virginia 7 3 10 3 23

at Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA

  • Date: September 13, 2014
  • Game time: 12:30 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 34,816
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV: ACCN
Game information

FIU[edit]

4th meeting. 2–1 all time. Last meeting 2013, Cardinals 72–0.

Louisville Cardinals vs FIU Panthers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Louisville 7 21 6 0 34
FIU 0 3 0 0 3

at FIU StadiumMiami, FL

  • Date: September 20, 2014
  • Game time: 3:30 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 10,826
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
Game information

Wake Forest[edit]

2nd meeting. 1–0 all time. Last meeting 2007, 24-13 Cardinals.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Louisville Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Wake Forest 3 0 7 0 10
Louisville 0 7 0 13 20

at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY

  • Date: September 27, 2014
  • Game time: 3:30 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 51,463
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV: ESPNU
Game information

Syracuse[edit]

2nd meeting. Tied 6–6. Last meeting 2012, 45-26 Orange.

Louisville Cardinals vs Syracuse Orange – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Louisville 7 5 7 9 28
Syracuse 3 0 3 0 6

at Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY

  • Date: October 3, 2014
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 37,569
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV: ESPN
Game information

Clemson[edit]

1st meeting.

Louisville Cardinals vs Clemson Tigers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Louisville 3 7 7 0 17
Clemson 7 7 6 3 23

at Memorial StadiumClemson, SC

  • Date: October 11, 2014
  • Game time: 3:30 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 81,500
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV: ESPNU
Game information

NC State[edit]

5th meeting. 3–1 all time. Last meeting 2011, Wolfpack 31–24.

NC State Wolfpack vs Louisville Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
NC State 6 0 3 9 18
Louisville 7 10 3 10 30

at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY

  • Date: October 18, 2014
  • Game time: 3:30 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 50,227
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
Game information

Florida State[edit]

15th meeting. 2–12 all time. Last meeting 2002, Cardinals 26–20.

Florida State Seminoles vs Louisville Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Florida State 0 7 14 21 42
#25 Louisville 0 21 3 7 31

at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY

  • Date: October 30, 2014
  • Game time: 7:30 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance:  
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Rece Davis (Play-by-play) • David Pollack (Analyst) • Jesse Palmer (Analyst)
Game information

Boston College[edit]

7th meeting. Tied 3–3. Last meeting 1998, Cardinals 52–28.

Louisville Cardinals vs Boston College Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Louisville 3 14 7 14 38
Boston College 7 6 6 0 19

at Alumni StadiumChesnut Hill, MA

  • Date: November 8, 2014
  • Game time: 7:15 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance:  
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
Game information

Notre Dame[edit]

1st meeting.

Louisville Cardinals vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#24 Louisville 14 3 7 7 31
Notre Dame 3 3 14 8 28

at Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN

  • Date: November 22, 2014
  • Game time: 3:30 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance:  
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV announcers (NBC): Dan Hicks (Play-by-play) • Mike Mayock (Analyst)
Game information

Kentucky[edit]

27th meeting. 12–14 all time. Last meeting 2013, Cardinals 27–13.

Kentucky Wildcats vs Louisville Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Kentucky 6 14 3 17 40
#22 Louisville 0 21 7 16 44

at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY

  • Date: November 29, 2014
  • Game time: Noon EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 45,671
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV: ESPN2
Game information

Coaching staff[edit]

2014 Louisville Cardinals football staff
Coaching Staff   Support Staff
  • Justin Burke – Offensive Assistant
  • Mike Kurowski – Dir. of Athletic Equipment Operations
  • Denise Murphy – Administrative Asst.
  • Jonathan Saxon – Defensive Graduate Assistant
  • Will Stein – Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • Larry Slade – Dir. of Community Relations and Career Preparations
  • David Spina – Director of Video Operations
  • Andrew Wolfrum – Defensive Quality Control
  Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Kyle Johnston – Head Athletic Trainer
  • Chad Lee – Assistant Strength Coach
  • Joshua Chatman – Assistant Athletic Trainer
  • Blake LeBlanc – Rehabilitation Coordinator
  • Kevin Ozimek – Assistant Athletic Trainer
  • Sam Zuege – Assistant Athletic Trainer

[2]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP RV 25 21 RV NR RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 24 21 20 24 
Coaches RV RV RV RV RV RV RV NR NR RV RV RV RV 23 20 20 24 
CFP Not released 25 NR NR 24 22 21 21 Not released

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Louisville Cardinals Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Official Football Roster". Louisville Athletics. 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014.