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Lamar Jackson wasn’t quite that unknown, <a href=

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Lamar Jackson had the best two quarters of football that you may ever see from a University of Louisville quarterback. According to ESPN, <a href=

erectile Jackson was 17-23 while throwing for 286 yards and six touchdowns in the first half. Not to mention, order he also ran for 119 yards and two touchdowns. He was running circles around Charlotte’s defense all night long.” width=”850″ height=”560″ /> Lamar Jackson had the best two quarters of football that you may ever see from a University of Louisville quarterback. According to ESPN, patient Jackson was 17-23 while throwing for 286 yards and six touchdowns in the first half. Not to mention, he also ran for 119 yards and two touchdowns. He was running circles around Charlotte’s defense all night long.

Two games, 13 touchdowns, one big Lamar Jackson Heisman run

Surely there is a way to slow down Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson.

Or is there?

Because right now, Jackson is the most unstoppable player in the nation who’s headed into a major showdown against No. 3 Florida State. He’s rewriting school record books, ACC record books, NCAA record books … make that all the books.

Jackson followed up his eight-touchdown performance in the opener against Charlotte with 610 total yards and five more scores in a 62-28 victory over Syracuse on Friday night. These video-game numbers made yet another major impression on a national television audience tuned in to watch the rising Heisman Trophy candidate.

Just look at what he did against the Orange:

Set a school and ACC record with 610 yards of total offense in a single game.

Set a school record for career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 15 … in only his 14th career game at the school.

Became the only Power 5 quarterback to rush for three touchdowns in the first quarter of a game over the past 10 seasons.

Became the second player in FBS history to record 400 passing yards and 150 rush yards in a game, joining Jordan Lynch (Northern Illinois) in 2012. Jackson fell one rushing yard shy of becoming the first player in FBS history to run for 400 yards and pass for 200 yards in one game.

Louisville ended up with a school-record 845 yards. Those are just the numbers. Then there are the actual plays that showed what makes Jackson so special.

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Jones: 'GameDay' next for Lamar Jackson show?

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – An ideal start to a game, the best highlight so far in college football this season, the most total yards ever by an ACC player in a game and the most total yards ever in a game by an ACC team: It was a Friday night of superlatives for Lamar Jackson and the University of Louisville, whose 62-28 assault on Syracuse leaves one to wonder just how high these Cardinals can fly.

Jackson, who had 411 yards passing and 199 yards rushing in about three-and-a-half quarters, keeps outdoing himself as he rewrites Louisville’s record books, and he gives the Cards a chance to shake up college football next Saturday against Florida State, which entered Saturday No. 3 in the Amway USA TODAY coaches poll.

The next game will be a showcase at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, featuring no greater attraction than Jackson. He runs and cuts so fast and breaks defensive containment so easily. He’s a machine on third down, scrambling for the yards U of L needs or getting them by firing strikes like he did to Jamari Staples repeatedly in the second half.

“I saw him outrun contain where three guys were exactly where they were supposed to be, and we should have tackled him for a 2-yard loss,” Syracuse coach Dino Babers said. “And he runs all the way to the other side for an 8-yard gain. You can can’t get mad at (the defensive players). You have two yards of outside leverage on the guy, and he runs in and outside of the leverage, and they still can’t touch him.”

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See Which Former Louisville Cardinals Made NFL Rosters

With the 2016 NFL season getting started this week, sale the final cuts for all 32 teams were made over the weekend. A total of 22 former Louisville Cardinals are currently in the NFL. 17 are on active rosters while five made teams, viagra but are on the physically unable to perform list.

PLAYER TEAM POSITION
Gary Barnidge Cleveland Browns Tight End
Joshua Bellamy Chicago Bears Wide Receiver
Teddy Bridgewater Minnesota Vikings Quarterback
Preston Brown Buffalo Bills Linebacker
Jamon Brown Los Angeles Rams Guard
Harry Douglas Tennessee Titans Wide Receiver
BJ Dubose Minnesota Vikings Defensive End
Elvis Dumervil Baltimore Ravens Linebacker
William Gay Pittsburgh Steelers Cornerback
Breno Giacomini New York Jets Offensive Tackle
Lorenzo Mauldin New York Jets Linebacker
John Miller Buffalo Bills Guard
DeVante Parker Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver
Bilal Powell New York Jets Running Back
Calvin Pryor New York Jets Safety
Sheldon Rankins New Orleans Saints Defensive Tackle
Eli Rogers Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver
James Sample Jacksonville Jaguars Safety
Greg Scruggs Chicago Bears Tight End
Marcus Smith II Philadelphia Eagles Defensive End
Byron Stingily New York Giants Offensive Tackle
Eric Wood Buffalo Bills Center
The five players that are listed as physically unable to perform are BJ Dubose (torn ACL), viagra dosage Teddy Bridgewater (dislocated knee & torn ACL), Byron Stingly (unknown), Breno Giacomini (back injury) & James Sample (shoulder injury).

SURPRISE CUTS

Former Louisville Cardinal linebacker James Burgess wasn’t drafted, but later signed as a free agent with the Miami Dolphins. He played well, but eventually was one of the last cuts for the Dolphins. Burgess later signed with Miami’s practice squad.

Two former Cardinals were surprisingly cut as they were entering their second season in the NFL.

Cornerback Charles Gaines was taken in the sixth round by the Cleveland Browns and played in six games and had four starts as rookie. He was waived by the Browns as one of their final cuts.

Linebacker Deiontrez Mount was picked by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round and initially appeared to be a steal. Mount climbed the depth chart pretty quickly as a rookie and forced a fumble in his first career game. He played in the first four games for the Titans in 2015 before tearing his ACL. Mount was cut this past week. He’s since worked out with the New York Jets in hopes to potentially land a spot on their practice squad.

PRACTICE SQUAD DUTY

Two former Cardinals have found work on practice squads — Brandon Dunn (Texans), Senorise Perry (Bears).

NO LONGER IN THE NFL

Former Louisville wide receiver Damian Copeland appeared to have a future in the NFL, but couldn’t stay healthy in his first two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He later signed on with the Detroit Lions, but then abruptly decided to retire from football.

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Lamar Jackson nearly has 400/200 game as Louisville now heads into defining week

Sep 9, 2016; Syracuse, NY, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) leaps over Syracuse Orange defensive back Cordell Hudson (20) during the second quarter at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

One yard. That’s how close Lamar Jackson was to doing something completely mind-boggling in the second performance to start his eye-opening sophomore year.
Friday night, the Louisville quarterback was just one rushing yard from becoming the first player in NCAA history with 400 yards passing and 200 yards rushing as the No. 13 Cardinals ran away from Syracuse 62-28.

Though, to be fair, he did hit that 200-yard mark on the ground (he lost a yard on a run) and Jackson finished with 411 yards through the air (on 20 of 39 passing) and 199 rushing on 21 carries. He’s still the first player ever with 400 yards passing and at least 175 rushing, and he started off this night needing just one play to get Louisville on the board in the Carrier Dome.
Jackson hit James Quick for a 72-yard scoring strike on the opening play, part of a five-TD night for the Cardinals star.

Here’s how mind-blowing the start to Jackson’s season has been: he now has 13 touchdowns after two games. Last season, only one team — Louisiana Tech — had hit the end zone that many times after two games, and we’re talking about one player who is responsible for that buffet of TDs.

After hitting Quick for the first score, Jackson ripped off a 7-yard TD run of his own less than two minutes later, then went 72 yards on the ground for yet another score.

He capped the quarter with a 13-yard touchdown, then added a 9-yard TD run in the second quarter. About the only knock against Jackson’s game was that he failed to reach the end zone after the second half, though he did sit for much of the fourth quater, and TV camers showed him posing for pictures with Louisville fnas that had made the trip to New York.
But maybe his most impressive play came with the Cardinals leading 42-28 in the third quarter and facing 3rd and 18 on their own 17-yard line. The Orange blitzed and linebacker Zaire Franklin, an All-ACC preseason pick, seemingly had Jackson covered inside. Instead, the QB stepped up and through traffic and went 33 yards for a first down.

It was another epic outing, coming on the heels of his Cardinals-record eight TDs in the season opener vs. Charlotte. A step up in competition simply meant Jackson was stepping it up in performance.

Which poses the question: what will he have in store next week for Louisville’s first test in No. 3 Florida State a game that could validate or potentially derail his growing Heisman Trophy campaign and the Cardinals’ standing as an ACC Atlantic Division contender?

A season ago, Jackson threw for 307 yards and three scores and ran for 32 yards, but he and the Cardinals were outclassed. Leading 7-6 at halftime, Louisville had no answer as the Seminoles scored five TDs in six second-half drives, taking advantage of a pair of Jackson turnovers.

Down 20-14 in the third quarter, Jackson was sacked by safety Derwin James, who forced a fumble that set up a Florida State TD. Then he threw an interception on the next Cardinals possession, a gift that the Seminoles turned into a 20-point lead.

He and the Cardinals weren’t ready for the limelight then. Now? Bobby Petrino’s offense is in capable hands, but for Jackson and Co., the season boils down to two games in a three week span: next weekend vs. Florida State and Oct. 1 at No. 2 Clemson, two teams that Louisville has never beaten since joining the ACC.

Louisville is more than Jackson, with a defense that is star-studded behind coordinator Todd Grantham. It boasts a front seven that includes linebackers Keith Kelsey and Devonte Fields, tackle DeAngelo Brown and safety Josh Harvey-Clemons, and while the did gve up 370 yards to Dino Babers’ fast-tempo offense, the Orange had just racked up 554 the previous week against Colgate, and figure to have plenty of prolific days as the season wears on.

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