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2011 Louisville Cardinals football
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Big East Conference Co–Champions
Belk Bowl vs North Carolina State, L 24–31
Conference Big East Conference
2011 record 7–6 (5–2 Big East)
Head coach Charlie Strong (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Mike Sanford (Former) (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
v · d · e 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 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 are 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 24–31.

Schedule

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Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1* 6:00 PM Murray State Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY ESPNU W 21–9   46,157
September 9* 8:00 PM Florida International Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN L 17–24   47,228
September 17* 7:00 PM at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Governor's Cup) ESPNU W 24–17   68,170
October 1* 3:30 PM Marshall Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY BIG EAST Network L 13–17   53,267
October 8* 12:00 PM at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC ESPN2 L 7–14   51,500[4]
October 15 12:00 PM at Cincinnati Paul Brown StadiumCincinnati, OH (Keg of Nails) BIG EAST Network L 16–25   40,971[5]
October 21 8:00 PM Rutgers Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN W 16–14   48,435
October 29† 12:00PM Syracuse Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY BIG EAST Network W 27–10   44,817
November 5 12:00 PM at #24 West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV BIG EAST Network W 38–35   57,287[6]
November 12 12:00 PM Pittsburgh Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY BIG EAST Network L 14–21   51,321
November 19 12:00 PM at Connecticut Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT BIG EAST Network W 34–20   34,483
November 25 11:00 AM at South Florida Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL ESPN2 W 34–24   46,666
December 27* 8:00 PM vs. North Carolina State Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NC (Belk Bowl) ESPN L 24–31   58,427
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Roster

Quarterbacks
  •  4 Will Stein, r-Jr.
  •  5 Teddy Bridgewater, Fr.
  • 10 Dominique Brown, So.
  • 12 Luke Brohm, Fr.
  • 19 Jerry Arlinghaus, Fr.

Running Backs

  • 20 Victor Anderson, Sr. (RB)
  • 22 Corvin Lamb, Fr. (RB)
  • 28 Jeremy Wright, r-So. (RB)
  • 30 Kamal Hogan, r-Fr. (RB)
  • 32 Senorise Perry, So. (RB)
  • 48 Nick Heuser, So. (FB)
  • 49 Jarel McGriff-Culver, r-Fr. (RB)

Wide Receivers

  •  1 Joshua Bellamy, Sr.
  •  2 Michaelee Harris, r-Fr.
  •  7 Damian Copeland, r-So.
  •  9 DeVatne Parker, Fr.
  • 14 Andrell Smith, Jr.
  • 29 Stephen Goodwin, So.
  • 31 DeMarcus Topp, r-Jr.
  • 37 Lincoln Carr, Jr.
  • 82 Eli Rogers, Fr.
  • 84 Aaron Nanace, So.
  • 87 Kai Dominguez, So.
  • 88 Jarrett Davis, So.
  • 89 Scott Radcliff, Jr.

Tight Ends

  • 11 Josh Chichester, r-Sr.
  • 80 Stephon Ball, r-Jr.
  • 81 Chris White, r-So.
  • 85 Nate Nord, r-Jr.
  • 86 Lorenzo Mauldin, Fr.
Offensive Linemen
  • 53 Jake Smith, r-Fr. (OL)
  • 54 Mike Romano, Fr. (C)
  • 55 Mario Benavides, r-Jr. (C)
  • 59 Zach Perkins, So. (OL)
  • 62 John Clark, r-Sr. (OL)
  • 65 Dylan Kupper, Fr. (OL)
  • 66 Alex Kupper, r-Jr. (OL)
  • 68 Kamran Joyer, r-So. (OL)
  • 69 Chris Walker, r-So. (OL)
  • 70 John Miller, Fr. (OL)
  • 71 Chris Acosta, r-Fr. (OL)
  • 72 Hunter Stout, r-So. (OL)
  • 73 Hector Hernandez, r-Sr. (OL)
  • 74 Ryan Mack, Fr. (OL)
  • 75 Ryan Kessling, r-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, r-So. (DE)
  • 57 Jordan Tennyson, Jr. (DE)
  • 90 B.J. Dubose, Fr. (DE)
  • 91 William Savoy, r-Sr. (DE)
  • 92 Brandon Dunn, So. (DT)
  • 93 Roy Philon, r-So. (DT)
  • 95 Randy Salmon, r-Jr. (DT)
  • 99 Jamaine Brooks, r-Fr. (DL)
Linebackers
  •  2 Preston Brown, So.
  • 24 Daniel Brown, r-Jr.
  • 27 Mike Addesa, Fr.
  • 34 George Durant, r-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, r-So.
  • 56 Tarik Rollins, r-So.

Defensive Backs

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

Special Teams

  • 12 Chris Philpott, Sr. (K)
  • 18 Matthew Nakatani, r-Fr. (K)
  • 33 Grant Donovan, r-Fr. (LS)
  • 35 Andrew Fletcher, r-Fr. (K)
  • 38 Ryan Johnson, r-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

References