2013 Louisville Cardinals Football Team
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2013 Louisville Cardinals Football Team
2013 Louisville Cardinals football
Louisville Cardinals text logo.svg
Russell Athletic Bowl champion
ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 15
APNo. 15
2013 record12-1 (7-1 The American)
Head coachCharlie Strong (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorShawn Watson (3rd season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorVance Bedford (4th season)
Base defense4-3
Home stadiumPapa John's Cardinal Stadium
(Capacity: 55,000)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 10 UCF $   8 0         12 1  
No. 15 Louisville   7 1         12 1  
Cincinnati   6 2         9 4  
Houston   5 3         8 5  
SMU   4 4         5 7  
Rutgers   3 5         6 7  
UConn   3 5         3 9  
South Florida   2 6         2 10  
Memphis   1 7         3 9  
Temple   1 7         2 10  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 Louisville Cardinals football team represented the University of Louisville in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cardinals were led by fourth-year head coach Charlie Strong. The Cardinals played their home games at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. They were in their last year as a member of the American Athletic Conference (formerly known as the Big East) until they moved to the Atlantic Coast Conference starting on July 1, 2014. They finished the season 12-1, 7-1 in American Athletic play to finish in second place. They were invited to the Russell Athletic Bowl where they defeated Miami (FL).

Previous season

The Cardinals finished the 2012 season 11-2, 5-2 in Big East play to finish in a four-way tie for the Big East championship. As the highest rated of the four Big East champions in the final BCS poll, the Cardinals received the conference's automatic bid into a BCS game. It marked also the first time the Cardinals won back-to-back BIG EAST titles. Louisville finished a remarkable season by defeating third-ranked Florida 33-23 in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, giving the Cardinals their 11th win for just the fourth time in school history.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 13:30 p.m.Ohio*No. 9ESPNW 49-755,332
September 712:00 p.m.Eastern Kentucky*No. 8
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
ESPN3W 44-753,647
September 1412:00 p.m.at Kentucky*No. 7ESPNW 27-1365,445
September 2112:00 p.m.FIU*No. 7
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
WHASW 72-051,586
October 512:00 p.m.at TempleNo. 7AANW 30-721,709
October 107:30 p.m.RutgersNo. 8
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
ESPNW 24-1055,168
October 188:00 p.m.UCFNo. 8
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
ESPNL 35-3855,215
October 2612:00 p.m.at South FloridaNo. 18ESPN2W 34-335,782
November 88:30 p.m.at UConnNo. 20ESPN2W 31-1027,104
November 167:00 p.m.HoustonNo. 19
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
ESPNUW 20-1353,027
November 2312:00 p.m.MemphisNo. 21
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY (rivalry)
AANW 24-1746,421
December 57:30 p.m.at CincinnatiNo. 19ESPNW 31-24 OT35,097
December 286:45 p.m.vs. Miami (FL)*No. 18ESPNW 36-951,098
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Rankings

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 9 8 7 7 7 7 8 8 18 20 20 19 21 21 19 18 15
Coaches 9 8 7 6 7 7 8 6 16 17 16 13 15 16 16 16 15
Harris Not released 6 16 16 16 14 16 18 17 16 Not released
BCS Not released 20 19 20 20 21 20 19 18 Not released

Roster

References


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