There were two portions of the 2016 college football season for the Louisville Cardinals. The first saw a white-hot offense led by quarterback Lamar Jackson take the nation by storm.
Then, even though Jackson kept up a pace that saw him win the program's first-ever Heisman Trophy, the Cards crashed and burned with three straight losses to end on an underwhelming note.
Which team shows up in 2017? The first? The second? Both? Let's take a look at their opponents this fall to get a better idea of what to expect.
2017 Louisville Cardinals Schedule
Bye: Week 10
— Written by Adam Kurkjian, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and is a reporter for the Boston Herald. He has covered the World Series, Super Bowl, Stanley Cup playoffs, Boston Marathon and Little League World Series, among other events from the high school, college and pro ranks. Follow him on Twitter @AdamKurkjian.