Photo – Miami Herald
The Cards missed out on another BCS game this year, but they closed out the 2013 campaign on a high note by blasting future ACC foe Miami, 36-9. Looking back on this year, the vast majority of Louisville fans will have a positive outlook on the season. Let’s take a look at this special season by the numbers….
*(0) Louisville’s defense didn’t allow a touchdown in the first quarter all year.
*(1) UofL allowed one or fewer TDs in 10 of the 13 games this season.
*(1) The Cards lost only one game this season for just the fourth time in school history (’72, ’90, ’06, ’13).
*(2) UofL won a bowl game in back-to-back years for the first time in school history.
*(2) Wins against their rivals UK and UC, again.
*(2) Wins over teams ranked in the USA TODAY Coaches Top 25 Poll (#23 Cincinnati, #25 Miami).
*(5) Teddy Bridgewater completed a stellar season, throwing for 3,970 yards (3rd highest in school history in a season) 31 TDs (single season school record). He was the MVP of the Sugar and Russell Athletic Bowls.
*(8) Points given up in the first quarter, ALL SEASON.
*(9) UofL’s win in the Russell Athletic Bowl was the school’s 9th bowl win.
*(12) Louisville tied the school record for most wins in a season (2006).
*(12) Number of touchdown catches DeVante Parker had, tying a single season school record (Ibn Green, 1998).
*(12.2) Number of points per game given up by the defense.
(*14.5) Number of sacks by All-American Marcus Smith, 4th most in a single season.
*(35.2) Number of points per game from UofL’s offense.