Thursday Night’s Opening Game of the 2016 season vs. Charlotte is just around the corner.  Let’s take a look at how the two programs stacked up at the end of the 2015 season.

Louisville Charlotte
Strength of Schedule    
Scoring Offense (ppg) 28.7 (65th) 17.5 (119th)
Total Offense (ypg) 416.1 (54th) 337.2 (110th)
Passing Offense (ypg) 245.1 (46th) 174.1 (110th)
Rushing Offense (ypg) 171.00 (64th) 163.08 (78th)
Scoring Defense (ppg) 24.1 (39th) 36.3 (110th)
Total Defense (ypg) 332.8 (18th) 419.0 (88th)
Passing Defense (ypg) 212.5 (51st) 228.4 (71st)
Rushing Defense (ypg) 120.23 (14th) 190.58 (89th)
Punt Returns (ypr) 7.07 (81st) 3.59 (118th)
Kickoff Returns (ypr) 20.16 (87th) 19.57 (99th)
Opponent Punt Returns (ypr) 4.75 (25th) 6.79 (44th)
Opponent Kickoff Returns (ypr) 22.84 (93rd) 23.69 (106th)
Punting (ypp) 39.87 (93rd) 37.60 (123rd)
Field Goal % 71.4% (74th) 51.9% (124th)
Opponent Field Goal % 68.4% (35th) 64.3% (26th)
First Downs (per game) 20.9 (59th) 19.5 (88th)
Opponent First Downs (per game) 17.5 (18th) 21.2 (79th)
Penalties (ypg) 62.6 (95th) 54.3 (63rd)
Turnover Margin (season) -1 (74th) -13 (120th)
Time of Possession 29:28.77 (72nd) 28:20.92 (96th)
Sacks (per game) 2.92 (9th) 1.75 (88th)
Sacks Allowed (per game) 3.39 (124th) 3.50 (126th)
Tackles for Loss (per game) 7.46 (14th) 7.08 (25th)
Tackles for Loss Allowed (per game) 7.46 (121st) 8.50 (126th)
Interceptions (season) 17 (14th) 10 (78th)
Passes Defended (per game) 5.08 (30th) 4.67 (49th)
Fumbles Recovered (season) 9 (46th) 12 (11th)
Fumbles Forced (season) 14 (23rd) 16 (10th)
Fumbles Lost (season) 12 (104th) 12 (104th)
Kicks/Punts Blocked (season) 0 (128th) 2 (43rd)
3rd Down Conversions (%) 38.12% (79th) 34.13% (112th)
Opponent 3rd Down Conversions (%) 35.32% (35th) 38.66% (64th)
4th Down Conversions (%) 46.67% (81st) 52.17% (61st)
Opponent 4th Down Conversions (%) 44.44% (36th) 55.00% (89th)
Red Zone Conversions (%) 82.76% (78th) 67.57% (123rd)
Opponent Red Zone Conversions (%) 82.35% (56th) 76.79% (21st)
RedZone TD Conversions (%) 58.62% (78th) 37.84% (127th)
Opponent Red Zone TD Conversions (%) 55.88% (41st) 55.36% (40th)
Kickoffs (ypk) 62.35 (47th) 61.55 (67th)
Plays 900 (69th) 937 (42nd)
Yards Per Play 5.89 (42nd) 4.32 (126th)
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