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2004 Louisville Cardinals football
Conference USA Champions
Liberty Bowl Champions
ConferenceConference USA
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 6
2004 record11–1 (8–0 C-USA)
Head coachBobby Petrino
Offensive coordinatorPaul Petrino
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorMike Cassity
Base defense4-3
Home stadiumPapa John's Cardinal Stadium
(Capacity: 42,000)
Seasons
← 2003
2005 →
2004 Conference USA football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Louisville   8 0         11 1  
Memphis   5 3         8 4  
Southern Miss   5 3         7 5  
Cincinnati   5 3         7 5  
UAB   5 3         7 5  
TCU   3 5         5 6  
Tulane   3 5         5 6  
South Florida   3 5         4 7  
Houston   3 5         3 8  
East Carolina   2 6         2 9  
Army   2 6         2 9  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2004 Louisville Cardinals football team represented the University of Louisville in the 2004 college football season. The team, led by Bobby Petrino in his second year at the school, played their home games in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. They finished 11–1 and were the Conference USA champions with a perfect 8-0 conference record in their last season before leaving to join the Big East Conference. They were invited to and won the Liberty Bowl, defeating Western Athletic Conference champion Boise State 44–40.

Previous seasonEdit

The Cardinals finished the 2003 season with an 9-4 record, losing to Miami (OH) in the 2003 GMAC Bowl.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5* 3:30 PM Kentucky Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY (Governor's Cup) ESPN W 28–0   42,681
September 11 1:00 PM at Army Michie StadiumWest Point, NY WDRB W 52–21   28,130
September 25* 1:30 PM at North Carolina #24 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC ESPN+ W 34–0   49,000
October 2 3:00 PM East Carolina #22 Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN+ W 59–7   40,220
October 14* 7:30 PM at #3 Miami (FL) #17 Orange BowlMiami, FL ESPN L 38–41   63,715
October 22 8:00 PM USF #17 Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN W 41–9   42,032
November 4 7:30 PM at Memphis #14 Liberty BowlMemphis, TN ESPN W 56–49   52,384
November 10 7:30 PM TCU #12 Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN2 W 55–28   40,107
November 20 5:00 PM at Houston #10 Robertson StadiumHouston, TX ESPN+ W 65–27   20,176
November 27 2:30 PM Cincinnati #9 Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY (The Keg of Nails) ESPN2 W 70–7   37,617
December 4 2:30 PM at Tulane #8 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA ESPN+ W 55–7   22,169
December 31* 3:30 PM vs. #10 Boise State #8 Liberty BowlMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) ESPN W 44–40   58,355
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staffEdit

2004 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

Game notesEdit

Liberty BowlEdit

#10 Boise State vs. #7 Louisville
by Quarter1234 Total
Boise St 10 21 3 6 40
Louisville 14 7 14 9 44


ReferencesEdit

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