Check out Louisville's offensive output its last 6 and 9 games of last year-
- 44 points vs Boise State
- 55 points at Tulane
- 70 points vs Cincinnati
- 65 points at Houston
- 55 points vs TCU
- 56 points at Memphis
- 41 points vs South Florida
- 41 points at Miami
- 59 points vs East Carolina
Louisville's first three games were relatively low-scoring compared to their great run to finish the season:
- 28 points vs Kentucky
- 52 points at Army
- 34 points at North Carolina
0-30 points: 1 time
30-40 points: 1 time
40-50 points: 3 times
50-60 points: 5 times
60-70 points: 2 times (high: 70)
Season scoring average: 50.0 PPG
Those final six games were truly remarkable, at 57.5 PPG.
Argue what you want about their level of competition, but even the most high-octane teams don't put together that kind of scoring offense, no matter who the combination of opponent.
This year Louisville's schedule takes a step up, and their scoring in theory should go down, especially with a gifted but first-time starting quarterback in Brian Brohm. That said, they should once again be amongst the NCAA's best offenses this year and are just plain fun to watch.
Too bad Auburn never let Bobby Petrino have more fun... they might have actually retained him as OC for another season, bypassing that embarrassing home opening shutout against USC and very likely facing the Trojans in last year's Orange Bowl for what would have been a much more interesting championship.