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2001 Louisville Cardinals football
Liberty Bowl Champions
Conference USA Champions
Liberty Bowl, W 28–10 vs. BYU
ConferenceConference USA
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 17
2001 record11–2 (6–1 C-USA)
Head coachJohn L. Smith
Home stadiumPapa John's Cardinal Stadium
(Capacity: 42,000)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 Conference USA football standings
v · d · e 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 college football season. The team, led by John L. Smith, played their home games in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, they ended with an 11-2 record.

ScheduleEdit

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 #25 Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY W 34–10   40,479
November 15 7:30 PM at East Carolina #19 Dowdy–Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC ESPN W 39–34   39,775
November 23 6:00 PM at TCU #17 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX ESPN L 22–37   22,176
December 31* 4:00 PM vs. #19 BYU #23 Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) ESPN2 W 28–10   58,968
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.
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