Louisville’s Football Schedule is for Big Boys

Posted: July 31, 2015 by jmklee in Uncategorized

Say what you want about Bobby Petrino, say what you want about the gaudy Adidas uniforms, say what you want about the police blotter 2nd chance players.  Louisville football is not afraid to play big boy football.

Louisville announced today that they will play Alabama to open up the 2018 season.  Yes, that Alabama.  Louisville made the jump to the ACC last year and held their own.  Every year in conference they could be playing the likes of Florida St., Clemson, Georgia Tech and Notre Dame.  On top of that they play in state rival Kentucky who, under Stoops, is a SEC team on the rise.  Is that enough for them?  Are they pulling an Ohio St and scheduling 3 other cupcakes?  Nope.  They have been going out and adding two more big game to the schedule.

This year they are opening up against Auburn in the Georgia Dome and Houston.

Saturday
Sep. 5
Tigers Auburn Tigers 
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
3:30 p.m. ET
CBS
Saturday
Sep. 12
Cougars Houston Cougars
Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY
12:00 p.m. ET
ACC RSN/ESPN3

In 2016 they play at always dangerous Marshall and make a trip to Houston.

Saturday
Sep. 24
Thundering Herd at Marshall Thundering Herd
Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV
TBA
Saturday
Nov. 19
Cougars at Houston Cougars
TDECU Stadium, Houston, TX
TBA

2017 the Cards travel to Indy to face Purdue with the rest left to be scheduled.

Saturday
Sep. 2
Boilermakers Purdue Boilermakers 
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
TBA

After blasting Louisville a couple years ago for not going out and scheduling a tough non-conference schedule when they were playing in what was left of the Big East.  Louisville has taken the bull by the horns and has good the old Bobby Bowden approach of playing anyone anywhere.

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