UofL FOOTBALL | Jackson Scores Early & Often in Victory over Boston College
11/05/2016 03:43 PM
The #7 Louisville Cardinals (8-1) picked up a big 52-7 win over Boston College (4-5) on Saturday afternoon.
All seven touchdowns from the Cardinals were courtesy of QB Lamar Jackson. The Heisman front-runner had four TD passes and three TD rushes. It’s the third time this season he has accounted for seven or more touchdowns in a game.
Jackson’s first score came very early in the game, on a 69-yard touchdown run just over a minute into the contest.
His next two touchdowns were through the air, a 30-yard TD pass to WR James Quick and a 44-yard TD pass to WR Jaylen Smith. All that helped the Cards take a 21-0 lead by the end of the first quarter.
Jackson’s kept rolling in the second quarter, with a 10-yard TD pass to Quick and a 5-yard TD pass to TE Cole Hikutini.
The second quarter ended with Blanton Creque kicking a 26-yard field goal for UofL.
At halftime, the Cards led 38-0.
The third quarter started out with Boston College’s lone score in the game, a 39-yard TD pass from former UK quarterback Patrick Towles to Tyler Rouse.
But, Jackson responded shortly thereafter with a 13-yard TD run around three minutes later.
Jackson’s final TD run was from 53 yards out. This touchdown ended up being the final score of the game.
Jackson finished the afternoon going 12-17 for 231 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in the air. On the ground, he rushed for 185 yards, including three touchdowns, on 15 carries.
In the process, Jackson became the first Louisville quarterback to ever rush for 1,000 yards in a season.
It wasn’t just the Lamar Jackson show though on this Saturday. The Cards’ defense stepped up for the team. It held BC to only 207 yards of total offense.
Louisville returns home next Saturday for a game against Wake Forest. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. ET inside Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.