Louisville football: Lamar Jackson scores 3 TDs in five plays

Lamar Jackson was one of the top performers on opening weekend and he has carried that momentum into the Louisville Cardinals’ Week 2 match up against Syracuse on Friday night.

Jackson wasted no time picking up where he left off in the season-opener, scoring three touchdowns in the first five minutes to stun the Carrier Dome crowd.

The Cardinals got off to a quick start after Jackson found James Quick for a 72-yard touchdown pass on the very first play of the game. The opening drive took only 16 seconds, and Louisville was just getting started.

First play of the game for Lamar Jackson and Louisville pic.twitter.com/huXrgVOCno

— College Town™ (@CollegeT0wn) September 10, 2016

On Louisville’s second possession, it took just three plays to move 80 yards for another touchdown. Jackson capped off the drive with a seven-yard scamper into the endzone.

If that wasn’t impressive enough, Jackson followed that up on the very next offensive play by taking a read-option 72 yards to pay dirt.

@BustedCollege okay Lamar Jackson is officially the real deal pic.twitter.com/r5Qcfb4Y55

— Busted College (@BustedCollege) September 10, 2016

It’s safe to say the Cardinals have a very special quarterback.

At the time of this writing, Jackson has 133 passing yards, 88 rushing yards and three total touchdowns with six minutes remaining in the first quarter. Louisville holds a 21-7 lead.

If Jackson continues to put on a show, he will be the consensus leader on the Heisman Watch entering Week 3.

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