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2008 Louisville Cardinals football
ConferenceBig East Conference (1979–2013)
2008 record5-7 (1-6 Big East)
Head coachSteve Kragthorpe
Offensive coordinatorJeff Brohm
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorRon English
Base defense4-3
Home stadiumPapa John's Cardinal Stadium
(Capacity: 42,000)
Seasons
← 2007
2009 →
2008 Big East football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#17 Cincinnati   6 1         11 3  
Pittsburgh   5 2         9 4  
#23 West Virginia   5 2         9 4  
Rutgers   5 2         8 5  
Connecticut   3 4         8 5  
South Florida   2 5         8 5  
Louisville   1 6         5 7  
Syracuse   1 6         3 9  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 Louisville Cardinals football team represents the University of Louisville in the 2008 college football season. The team, led by Steve Kragthorpe in his second year at the school, plays their home games in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium and are in their fourth year in the Big East Conference.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31* 3:30 PM Kentucky Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY (Battle for the Governor's Cup) ESPN L 27-2   42,696[1]
September 6* 3:30 PM Tennessee Tech Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN360/WHAS W 51-10   38,694[1]
September 17* 8:00 PM Kansas State Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN2 W 38-29   42,208[1]
September26 8:00 PM Connecticut Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN2 L 26-21   42,523[1]
October 10* 3:30 PM at Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN ESPN W 35-28   40,248[1]
October 18*† 3:30 PM Middle Tennessee State Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY W 42-23   38,319[1]
October 25 3:30 PM #14 South Florida Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN360 W 24-20   40,384[1]
November 1 7:05 PM at Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPNU L 28-21   32,917[1]
November 8 12:00 PM at #25 Pittsburgh Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA ESPN360 L 41-7   44,055[1]
November 14 8:00 PM #22 Cincinnati Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY (Battle for the Keg of Nails) ESPN2 L 28-20   37,822[1]
November 22 12:00 PM West Virginia Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY (Louisville-West Virginia rivalry) ESPN L 35-21   34,796[1]
December 4 7:30 PM at Rutgers Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPN L 63-14   42,347[1]
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Associated Press. All times are in Eastern Time.

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