Since Lousiville’s opponent this week is FCS Murray State there is no way to adequately do a stat comparison.  So this week, 33.3% complete in the season let’s take a look at how the Cards look against themselves over the past 15 seasons (sometimes 10) statistically.

There are some standout performances:  Most yards per game in 15 seasons, most first downs per game, most tackles for loss, and kicks blocked.  And there are some not so great metrics thus far as well: Scoring Defense, Total Defense, Passing Defense, Opponent First Downs, and Opponent Red Zone conversions.

Louisville Rank Over Last 15 Years Best/Worst
Strength of Schedule (Sagarin) 12th
Scoring Offense (ppg) 36.3 (40th) 5th 49.8/18.1
Total Offense (ypg) 550.3 (8th) 1st 550.3/333.0
Passing Offense (ypg) 365.5 (7th) 2nd 337.2/194.0
Rushing Offense (ypg) 184.75 (53rd) 6th 250.4/121.54
Scoring Defense (ppg) 28.3 (85th) 13th 12.2/33.4
Total Defense (ypg) 377.0 (64th) 13th 251.5/429.7
Passing Defense (ypg) 251.0 (87th) 14th 167.4/261.2
Rushing Defense (ypg) 126.0 (48th) 9th 80.69/168.5
Punt Returns (ypr) 7.25 (62nd) 7th (10 yr) 12.61/4.25
Kickoff Returns (ypr) 22.44 (50th) 5th (10 yr) 25.49/17.31
Opponent Punt Returns (ypr) 3.60 (33rd) 3rd (10 yr) 0.54/9.63
Opponent Kickoff Return (ypr) 20.72 (78th) 2nd (10 yr) 20.39/24.82
Punting (ypp) 42.14 (59th) 2nd (10 yr) 43.87/37.31
Field Goal % 100% (1st) 1st (13 yr) 100%/45.5%
Opponent FG % 60% (29th) 4th (10 yr) 52.6%/88.5%
First Downs (per game) 26.5 (13th) 1st (10 yr) 26.5/16.5
Opponent First Downs (per game) 20.3 (71st) 13th 14.1/22.9
Penalties (ypg) 59.0 (79th) 8th 44.8/70.7
Turnover Margin (season) -1 (73rd) 6th (10 yr) 2nd/111th
Time of Possession 28:53.25 (84th) 13th 33:49.31/28:09.0
Sacks (Per Game) 3.00 (19th) 5th 3.7/1.17
Tackles for Loss (Per Game) 8.00 (17th) 1st (10 yr) 8.00/4.54
Sacks Allowed (Per Game) 2.00 (68th) 5th 0.8/3.62
Tackles for Loss Allowed (Per Game) 4.5 (24th) 1st (10 yr) 4.5/7.67
Interceptions (season) 4 (4th) 2nd 1st/99th
Passes Defended (per game) 5.5 (25th) 2nd (10 yr) 5.92/2.92
Fumbles Recovered (season) 3 (34th) 3rd (10 yr) 29th/120th
Fumbles Forced (season) 4 (27th) 3 (10 yr) 12th/107th
Fumbles Lost (season) 5 (109th) 6th (10 yr) 5th/128th
Kick/Punts Blocked (season) 2 (5th) 1st 5th/128th
3rd Down Conversion % 43.86% (41st) 6th 56.00%/36.84%
4th Down Conversion % 50.00% (56th) 9th 69.23%/33.33%
Opponent 3rd Down Conversion % 39.29% (78th) 12th 26.74%/43.37%
Opponent 4th Down Conversion % 57.14% (74th) 12th 25.00%/66.67%
Red Zone Conversion % 84.21% (69th) 6th 92.98%/71.43%
Red Zone TD Conversion % 57.89% (79th)
Opponent Red Zone Conversion % 90.00% (97th) 15th 68.42%/90.00%
Opponent Red Zone TD Conversion % 80.00% (117th)
Kickoffs (ypk) 61.64 (82nd) 6th (10 yr) 67.05/59.68
Plays 288 (41st)
Yards Per Play 7.64 (4th)
Per Game Figures Ranked By Stat
Per Season Figured Ranked by Rank
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