Quarterback Lamar Jackson’s epic run through the opening month of the 2016 college football season continued on Saturday as he once again added to his Heisman Trophy hype. This time, the breakout superstar shined in a high-profiled game as Jackson helped to lead Louisville to a massive win over Florida State in a contest that could have title implications in the ACC.
Blowing out Florida State in a lopsided win, the signal caller finished with five total touchdowns on the day in the 63-20 victory over the Seminoles. It will surely become a performance that will continue to build the narrative that Jackson is the best player in college football and a lock to win the Heisman this year if he continues his breathtaking pace for the Cardinals.
He rushed for four touchdowns on the day as the dual-threat quarterback added to the Michael Vick comparisons by burning the Seminoles on the ground. With Jackson rushing for 146 yards as the Cardinals’ leading rusher, Florida State simply had no answer for his speed from the quarterback position throughout the game.
Not to be outdone by his rushing performance, Jackson also got the job done with his arm against Florida State. Throwing for 216 yards on 13 of 20 passing and one touchdown pushed his total to five scores, the fifth straight game in which Jackson has rushed for over 100 yards while also throwing for at least 100 yards.
With the 63-20 win, the Cardinals are now the favorites in the ACC ahead of the Seminoles and Jackson has become hottest thing going in college football. Sitting on 18 total touchdowns on the season after a mere three games, he should pad his stats further next week as Louisville take on Marshall in Week 4 action in what will be yet another must-watch game thanks to the Heisman Trophy favorite.