UofL FOOTBALL | Jackson Sets Another School Record in Win over Kent St.

09/23/2017 04:48 PM

The No. 19 Louisville football team bounced from its loss last weekend to then-No. 3 Clemson by beating Kent St. on Saturday afternoon.

The Cards (3-1, 1-1) scored early and never looked back against the Golden Flashes (1-3, 0-0) en route to a 42-3 victory.

It did not take the Cardinals very long to score, as they marched down the field during the opening possession of the game, which resulted in a three-yard touchdown run from running back Malik Williams less than two minutes into the game.

From there, the Cardinals kept it going, especially Williams. He scored on another touchdown run in the first quarter. His 33-yard score doubled the Cards’ lead from 7-0 to 14-0.

After cornerback Trumaine Washington had a 37-yard interception return for a touchdown, UofL found itself up 21-0 after the first quarter.

Quarterback Lamar Jackson also got in on the scoring fun Saturday.

After Kent. St. kicked a field goal late in the second quarter, Jackson had a 13-yard touchdown run with 2:11 to play in the first half. The score gave UofL a 28-3 heading into halftime.

Jackson was responsible for two more touchdowns in the third quarter.

The first was a 32-yard pass to wide receiver Seth Dawkins, which made the score 35-3 Louisville.

The second was a 15-yard pass to wide receiver Javonte Bagley. That score made it 42-3 Cardinals, which would end up being the final.

His pass to Bagley also allowed Jackson to become another school record holder. Jackson now is responsible for more touchdowns (88) than any other player in school history. Chris Redman was the previous record holder, as he was responsible for 87 scores.

Jackson ended the game going 18 of 22 through the air for 299 yards and two touchdowns. He also tossed two interceptions. On the ground, Jackson rushed eight times for a total of 34 yards and a touchdown.

Backup quarterback Jawon Pass saw some action as well for Louisville. He finished the game 5 of 8 through the air for 75 yards. He also had one carry for zero yards.

Wide receiver Seth Dawkins led all receivers in the game with four catches for 75 yards and a touchdown.

Meanwhile, UofL running back Malik Williams led the Cards with 47 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns on nine carries.

The Louisville defense also looked stout, holding Kent St. to only 11 passing yards, although the Golden Flashes only threw the ball five times.

By the end of the game, UofL had 539 total yards of offense, compared to Kent State’s 150 total yards of offense.

There was also some extra entertainment on the field for the fans during the game. During the second quarter of the match-up, a squirrel found its way onto the field of play during a break.

Lamar Jackson even talked about the squirrel after the game:

Up next for Louisville is a match-up against Murray St. next weekend. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET next Saturday inside Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

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