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Can Louisville leap above ACC heavyweights?

The Cardinals have a problem. They're a team with an impressive QB as well as a ton of other returning starters, but they get overshadowed by brand names in their division. One of our writers sees Louisville as the most underrated team in the AP Top 25. Most pressing questions (Insider)

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For most exciting player, the Herbie goes to ...

Kirk Herbstreit names Louisville's Lamar Jackson, Texas A&M's Christian Kirk, Michigan's Jabrill Peppers, Houston's Greg Ward Jr. and Alabama's Tim Williams as nominees for the nation's "most exciting player." 2016 Herbies

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1dSharon Katz and Mark Schlabach

Man vs. metric: Two views on each top 25 team's toughest game

What matters more: What you see on the field or what you see in the analytics? Mark Schlabach and Sharon Katz discuss each top 25 team's toughest game of the year through those two lenses.

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1dTodd McShay

McShay's top DB prospects for 2017

Todd McShay ranks the top 10 cornerbacks and safeties on his draft board heading into the 2016 college football season, including Oklahoma's Jordan Thomas.

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2dDavid M. Hale

Louisville Cardinals 2016 season preview

Louisville played the big boys tough last season, and with QB Lamar Jackson aiming to build off a dazzling bowl turn, big things are expected in 2016.

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2dTodd McShay

McShay's top LB prospects for 2017

Todd McShay ranks the top inside and outside linebackers on his draft board headed into the 2016 college football season, including Alabama's Tim Williams.

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Fields named to All-American team

LB Devonte Fields was Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year while at TCU. Last season at Louisville, he finished with 22.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks. Now in better shape, more is expected this season. All-American team

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Star-stacked: 2016 ESPN preseason All-Americans

Deshaun Watson, Leonard Fournette, Christian McCaffrey ... yep, familiar faces dominate the ESPN preseason All-American team. But there are plenty of fresh faces on the rise too.

Petrino has Louisville ranked again

Louisville is No. 19 in the preseason AP Poll. The last time the Cardinals were ranked in the preseason was 2013. They've been ranked six times in school history, all since 2002. Bobby Petrino's first stint in Louisville started in 2003. AP Top 25

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Louisville's next great hope at QB

Lamar Jackson had a sterling freshman season with 1,840 yards passing and 12 touchdowns plus 960 yards rushing with 11 touchdowns. With one year under Jackson's belt, head coach Bobby Petrino has a star in the making. Top breakthrough players for 2016: 10-1 (Insider)

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6dJared Shanker

ACC position rankings: Front seven

Now is as good a time as any to unveil our ACC preseason position rankings. Today, we rank the front seven.

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6dTravis Haney

Top breakout players in 2016: Nos. 10-1

We're down to the top 10, the players called upon to replace top draft picks, fulfill insane recruiting hype and possibly became Heisman candidates.

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7dMatt Fortuna

ACC position rankings: Secondary

Veterans like Derwin James (FSU) and Josh Harvey-Clemons (Louisville) give the Seminoles and Cardinals the ACC's most complete secondaries.

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9dPhil Steele

A preseason top 25 without Alabama at No. 1

Last year's CFP teams all look like title threats again in 2016. But who can challenge Alabama's budding dynasty? Here's Phil Steele's top 40, which starts with Florida State.


CFB Preview 2016: No. 19 Louisville Cardinals

The Cardinals are solid almost everywhere, and potentially spectacular at QB with star Lamar Jackson. The trick is, can Louisville leap past ACC top dogs Clemson and Florida State?

Team Stats

Passing Yards246.644th
Rushing Yards159.781st
Points For30.3Tied-59th
Points Against24.348th

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