UofL FOOTBALL | ACC releases full 2016 schedule

01/26/2016 03:11 PM

The Louisville Football team now knows the dates for each of their 2016 games, and once again will face off with some top 25 talent. Coming off an 8-5 season last year, capped off by a win over Texas A&M in the Music City Bowl, the Cards’ full 2016 schedule features three teams that closed out the 2015 season in the AP Poll, including a road game at championship runner-up Clemson.

The full schedule is as follows.
Sept. 1 CHARLOTTE (Thu.)
Sept. 9 at Syracuse (Fri.)
Sept. 17 FLORIDA STATE
Sept. 24 at Marshall
Oct. 1 at Clemson
Oct. 8 OPEN
Oct. 14 DUKE (Fri.)
Oct. 22 NC STATE
Oct. 29 at Virginia
Nov. 5 at Boston College
Nov. 12 WAKE FOREST
Nov. 17/19 at Houston (Thu. or Sat.)
Nov. 26 KENTUCKY

Head coach Bobby Petrino has 18 returning starters from the Music City Bowl team, including the team’s leading returning tackler in linebacker Keith Kelsey. The Cardinals also return 10 starters on the offensive side of the football, including sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson, who was the MVP of the Music City Bowl after recording a bowl-record 226 yards rushing and two scores.

U of L released a statement from Petrino about the 2016 season:

“This another challenging schedule overall,” head coach Bobby Petrino said. “We have six teams who played in bowl games last season and three teams that finished the year ranked in the top 25. We have a lot of work to do before we start playing games, but with an experienced team returning, they understand the challenges ahead of them and know what kind of preparation is needed to be a successful football team.”

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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