2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
1st in ACC - Atlantic
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1dTravis Haney

Triple threats: CFB's top 10 defensive trios

A strong defense in college football means skill at all three levels: Defensive line, linebacker and in the secondary. Which three players make up the nation's best?

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Louisville's Bobby Petrino

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino discuss the value of the offseason program, the state of their QB situation, if the offensive line has improved and their tough early schedule.

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Does the ACC Atlantic or SEC West have the best top three teams? (2:03)
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Petrino hopes team gets off to great start (1:31)
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Matich: Lamar Jackson's running game 'unstoppable' (0:52)
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Lamar Jackson following Petrino's lead (1:37)
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Petrino calls Lamar Jackson a 'natural' leader (1:46)
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5dDavid M. Hale

Louisville ready to step up in ACC Atlantic

With an electric quarterback and a lot of defensive talent returning, Louisville believes it can threaten Florida State and Clemson this season.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State running back Dalvin Cook and Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson played against each other in high school. "He scored on us on the first play," Cook said. Then Cook's team got the ball. "On his first play in, he scored," Jackson said. "As soon as he touched the ball, he went for like 80. I never seen that before." So whose team won? "They did," Jackson said. "Too much speed."

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

The best defense Lamar Jackson's faced? "Houston."

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

The ACC did Louisville no favors bunching Florida State (Sept. 17) and Clemson (Oct. 1) early in the schedule, but Cardinals coach Bobby Petrino said no one wants to hear coaches complain about the schedule. He says he believes Louisville right now is at the point where it can win its first ACC title.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about Heisman hype, Louisville QB Lamar Jackson says he doesn't watch any TV at all, so he is unaware of the attention. He later conceded that he does watch Netflix, though.

Team Stats

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

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