The Louisville Cardinals have arguably the most explosive offense and most dynamic quarterback in the nation. On Friday, Lamar Jackson continued to take the college football by storm with another record-breaking performance as Louisville rolled over the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome.
When the final whistle blew, it was the Cardinals who had no trouble earning a 62-28 win over the Orange thanks to over 800 yards of total offense. For the second straight week, Louisville had put over 60 points on the scoreboard.
Lamar Jackson led the way with the remarkable stat line of 411 yards passing, 199 yards rushing and five total touchdowns with just one interception. Jackson was just one rushing yard short of becoming the first player in Division I history to throw for 400+ yards and rush for 200+ yards in a single game.
Head coach Bobby Petrino removed Jackson from the game with more than seven minutes remaining.
Here are the latest records Jackson broke on Friday night with his stunning performance:
From the opening moments of the game, it was clear that Jackson was ready to put on another show. Jackson scored three touchdowns in the first five offensive reps for the Cardinals as they rolled out to the early, insurmountable lead.
With the way Jackson has come out rolling to start 2016, he is a clear leader in the early Heisman Trophy race. And with an upcoming game against Florida State, the sophomore signal-caller could solidify his status among the nation’s elite and Louisville can emerge as legit contenders for the College Football Playoff.
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