Jackson named the Maxwell Award Player of the Week

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Louisville sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson added to his collection of awards after being selected as the Maxwell Award Player of the Week for his performance in the 63-20 win over No. 2 Florida State last weekend at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

Leading the Cardinals to one of the biggest wins in school history, Jackson accounted for five touchdowns - four rushing and one passing – to move the Cards to 3-0 on the season. It was Jackson’s second-straight four rushing-touchdown game to up his season total to 10.

The native of Pompano Beach, Fla., totaled 146 yards on the ground for his fifth-straight 100-yard game and the eighth of his brief collegiate career. Through the air, Jackson threw for 216 yards on 13-of-20 passing, including a four-yard touchdown pass to Jaylen Smith.

In three games, Jackson has accounted for a national-best 18 touchdowns for the unbeaten Cardinals, who are now ranked No. 3 nationally by the Associated Press and No. 4 in the Coaches Poll.

Louisville will look for its sixth-straight win when they travel to Marshall to Saturday night at 8 p.m.


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