Jody Demling

A look at a few numbers for Louisville and Clemson heading into Thursday's game at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium

Cardinal Authority has a by the numbers feature each week heading into the weekend football game. Here's a look at a few numbers for Louisville and Clemson heading into Thursday's game at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

The University of Louisville football team will take on Clemson on Thursday night in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and is the Atlantic Coast Confernece opener for both squads. Cardinal Authority takes a look a few numbers regarding both teams heading into the contest.

  • One: Both teams have just one sack in two games this season.
  • 0-3: Louisville hasn't started a season at 0-3 since 1984. The Cards are 0-2 for the first time since 1998.
  • 3-1: Louisville is 2-1 all-time in 'Blackouts,' winning over West Virginia in 2006, Rutgers in 2007 and Miami last season. The Cardinals lost to West Virginia during the 2008 season.
  • 8: The number of true freshmen who have already played in a game this season for the Cardinals.
  • 9: Louisville has won at least nine games three years in a row; and five straight seasons with Bobby Petrino as the head coach.
  • 10: Clemson gave up 10 points in each of the first two games; 49-10 over Wofford and 41-10 over Appalachian State.
  • 10-3: Louisville is 10-3 under Petrino following a loss the previous game.
  • 10-8: Louisville is 10-8 on Thursday night games played on ESPN.
  • 12: The numbers of players who have made their first career starts in the first two weeks of the season for U of L.
  • 15: The number of consecutive games U of L has played with getting at least one interception.
  • 17: The number of newcomers who have played in their first career games at U of L.
  • 25: The Cardinals have 25 players on the roster from the state of Florida.
  • 43.7: Clemson is averaging a whopping 43.7 yards on five kickoff returns.
  • 60: The school record for career field goals by Art Carmody. Senior John Wallace needs seven more to tie Carmody for the all-time mark.
  • 73: The pass completion from Will Gardner to James Quick that nearly won the game vs. Clemson last season for U of L. The Cardinals lost 23-17 when the Cardinals couldn't score after Quick's big catch.
  • 81-28: Louisville's record in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in 18 seasons.
  • 92: The number of plays Houston ran last week in a 34-31 win over Louisville. It was the most plays run by an opponent against the Cardinals since Oregon State ran 94 in 2005.
  • 92-36: Bobby Petrino's record as a college head coach. He's 50-13 overall at Louisville.
  • 96: The 2015 season marks the 96th season of football for Louisville. The Cardinals have an overall record of 487-446-15.
  • 106: Tight end Micky Crum had a career-high 106 yards receiving last week against Houston.
  • 154: Louisville's rushing offense per game in two games.
  • 181: Clemson's rushing offense per game in two games.
  • 255.5: The average number of yards the Clemson has allowed in its first two games.
  • 305: John Wallace moved into sole possession of second-place on the school's all-time list of points scores. The only player with more was Art Carmody, who scored 433 during his career.
  • 394.5: The average number of yards the Louisville defense has allowed in its first two games.
  • 400: Louisville's average of total offense in two games.
  • 462.5: Clemson's average of total offense in two games.

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