After Louisville beat No. 4 Florida in the 2013 Sugar Bowl, the 2013 campaign immediately became one of the most intriguing seasons in Louisville history. Likely ranked in the preseason top 10, Louisville will be led by quarterback and Heisman candidate Teddy Bridgewater.
In what will be the last season for the Cardinals in the current Big East conference, UofL will have four league home games and four on the road. Louisville will join the ACC in 2014.
Louisville's 2013 schedule includes home games against Ohio, Eastern Kentucky, FIU, UCF, Houston, Memphis and Rutgers. UofL will face Kentucky, Cincinnati, Connecticut, USF and Temple on the road.
The Cardinals open the season on August 31 with the Ohio Bobcats. A home game against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 7 follows.
Louisville will travel to Kentucky for a Sept. 14 showdown at Commonwealth Stadium. On Saturday, Sept. 21, Louisville hosts FIU in the final non-conference game on the schedule.
Louisville opens Big East play at Temple on Saturday, Oct. 5 before returning home for a Thursday night ESPN showdown with Rutgers on Oct. 10.
The following week Louisville hosts UCF on Friday night during an ESPN/ESPN2 special.
A two-game road swing kicks off at USF on Saturday, Oct. 26. Louisville squares off against Connecticut at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Ct., on Friday, Nov. 8.
Louisville's final two home games of the season are Saturday, Nov. 16 (Houston) and Saturday Nov. 23 (Memphis).
After a week off, UofL will close out the season Thursday, Dec. 5 at Cincinnati during an ESPN national telecast that could decide the league title and BCS berth.
Sat., Aug. 31 Ohio
Sat., Sept. 7 Eastern Kentucky
Sat., Sept. 14 at Kentucky
Sat., Sept. 21 Florida International
Sat., Oct. 5 at Temple *
Thu., Oct. 10 Rutgers * (ESPN)
Fri., Oct. 18 UCF * (ESPN/ESPN2)
Sat., Oct. 26 at USF *
Fri., Nov. 8 at Connecticut * (ESPN/ESPN2)
Sat., Nov. 16 Houston *
Sat., Nov. 23 Memphis *
Thu., Dec. 5 at Cincinnati * (7:30 pm, ESPN)