U of L has announced that the first game of the Scott Satterfield era will be a “Blackout.” Louisville will be wearing all black uniforms when Notre Dame visits Cardinal Stadium on the evening of Sept. 2, and fans are encouraged to dress in black as well.
Bright lights. Black uniforms.— Louisville Football (@UofLFootball) July 29, 2019
Our primetime opener vs. Notre Dame is officially a !
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The setup is reminiscent of five years ago, when Louisville also held a Blackout for a Labor Day evening game against Miami. In Bobby Petrino’s first game back at U of L, the Cardinals stomped the Hurricanes, 31-13.
Louisville’s recent attempts at Blackout games haven’t gone as swimmingly. The Cards were humiliated by Georgia Tech while wearing all black last season, 66-31. In 2017, College GameDay was in town for a 47-21 Blackout game loss to Clemson.
All-time, Louisville is 4-5 in Blackout games.