Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson came away from Week 3’s upset of the Florida State Seminoles as the Heisman front-runner thanks to another standout, dominant performance.
Through three weeks, Jackson has completed 61 percent of his passes for 913 yards and eight touchdowns against just two interceptions.
But that’s not even the most impressive stat line Jackson has put together.
On the ground, Jackson averages a whopping 9.5 yards per carry while compiling 464 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns, nearly equaling his touchdown total and doubling his yardage from a year ago.
Those numbers are strong enough to make Jackson the second-leading rusher in the FBS. His ten touchdowns on the ground lead the nation. The only player with more yards on the ground through three weeks is Donnel Pumphrey of San Diego State (599).
So yes, that means Jackson has more yardage on the ground than the group of players that led to college football’s rushers being labeled the best running back class in recent memory — Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook and Christian McCaffrey.
If that doesn’t show off Jackson’s dominance through three weeks, nothing will.
Has anyone ever wrapped up the Heisman in Week 3 before?
Jackson and the No. 3 Cardinals look to build off of their big win over FSU when they return to action this weekend on the road against Marshall.
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