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#13 Louisville Cardinals (9-4)


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@ Hou
L 10-36
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vs. Kty
L 38-41
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vs. LSU
L 9-29
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Sirmon to lead Cardinals' defense, Ward to coach secondary

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville has hired Peter Sirmon as defensive coordinator and Lorenzo Ward to coach the secondary.

Sirmon spent last season as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Mississippi State. He preceded that with a two-year stint at Southern California as assistant head coach, recruiting coordinator and linebackers coach. Sirmon replaces Todd Grantham, who joined Mississippi State earlier Wednesday after guiding the Cardinals' defense the past three seasons.

Ward, who has 20 years of experience coaching at the FBS level, spent a season as Fresno State's defensive coordinator after seven years in the same position at South Carolina under coach Steve Spurrier.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: L. Jackson3543
Passing TDs: L. Jackson30
Rushing Yards: L. Jackson1571
Rushing TDs: L. Jackson21
Receiving Yards: J. Quick769
Receiving TDs: C. Hikutini8
Interceptions: J. Alexander5
Schedule 2016
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/1 vs. Charlotte W 70 - 14
9/9 at Syracuse W 62 - 28
9/17 vs. 2 Florida State W 63 - 20
9/24 at Marshall W 59 - 28
10/1 at 5 Clemson L 36 - 42
10/14 vs. Duke W 24 - 14
10/22 vs. North Carolina State W 54 - 13
10/29 at Virginia W 32 - 25
11/5 at Boston College W 52 - 7
11/12 vs. Wake Forest W 44 - 12
11/17 at Houston L 10 - 36
11/26 vs. Kentucky L 38 - 41
12/31 vs. 20 LSU L 9 - 29
Atlantic Coast
Atlantic
  Conference Overall
2 Clemson 7-1 14-1
13 Louisville 7-1 9-4
11 Florida State 5-3 10-3
North Carolina State 3-5 7-6
Wake Forest 3-5 7-6
Syracuse 2-6 4-8
Boston College 2-6 7-6
Coastal
  Conference Overall
22 Virginia Tech 6-2 10-4
North Carolina 5-3 8-5
Miami (FL) 5-3 9-4
23 Pittsburgh 5-3 8-5
Georgia Tech 4-4 9-4
Virginia 1-7 2-10
Duke 1-7 4-8
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 6925 (5)
Passing Yards: 3777 (17)
Rushing Yards: 3148 (11)
Points per game: 42.5 (5)
Yards per game: 532.7 (3)
Touchdowns: 69 (8)
Field Goals: 19 (28)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4189 (8)
Passing Yards: 2692 (35)
Rushing Yards: 1497 (12)
Points per game: 23.8 (30)
Yards per game: 322.2 (12)
Touchdowns: 36 (32)
Field Goals: 13 (55)