UofL FOOTBALL | Cards Show No Signs of Slowing Down

09/25/2016 12:21 AM

The third-ranked Louisville football team kept its early season momentum going on Saturday night at Marshall.

The Cards beat the Thundering Herd 59-28, to improve to 4-0 this season.

Like in the team’s previous three games, quarterback Lamar Jackson produced a lot of offense. He finished the game going 24-44 for 417 passing yards, five passing touchdowns and one interception. On the ground, Jackson rushed for 62 yards on 12 carries and scored two rushing touchdowns.

It is the second time Jackson has had a seven-touchdown game this season (Charlotte). In fact, according to a tweet sent out by ESPN Stats and Info, “Jackson is the only FBS player to have multiple seven-touchdown games in one season in the last 10 seasons.”

Through four games this season, Jackson has combined for 25 total touchdowns.

The quarterback also got some help Saturday from some of his offensive teammates.

Running back Brandon Radcliff rushed for over 100 yards for the third straight game. He finished the night with 131 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries.

Three U of L players had at least 85 receiving yards. WR James Quick caught four passes for 98 yards and a touchdown. WR Jamari Staples caught five balls for 94 yards. Meanwhile, TE Cole Hikutini caught four passes for 85 yards and a touchdown.

Overall, the Cards finished the game with 690 total yards of offense.

Defensively, the Cards held Marshall to 207 total yards of offense.

The final score was closer than how the game played out, as 21 Marshall points were scored in the fourth quarter.

The Cards’ next game is at #5 Clemson next Saturday, October 1st, at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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