Key Stats for Louisville: 4-7 last season with no bowl appearance. Returning 7 starters on offense and six on defense. The Cardinals have bounced between good and bad seasons the last four years. 8-5 in 2017, 2-10 in 2018, 8-5 in 2019, and 4-7 last year.
Offensively, the Cardinals return quarterback Malik Cunningham. The junior threw for 2,617 yards last season with 20 TDs. However, his 12 interceptions ranked towards the bottom of FBS football. As a group, UofL ranked 9th in the ACC in scoring (30 ppg), but fifth in total offense (444 ypg).
On defense, Louisville lost five of its top seven tacklers from a unit that ranked 4th in total defense in the ACC. So filling those holes will be critical for the Cardinals defensive unit.
Louisville kicks off the season on Monday, September 6th in Atlanta against Ole Miss. The Cardinals host Clemson on November 6th.