Louisville QB Lamar Jackson was named ACC Rookie of the Week for a second straight week

University of Louisville freshman quarterback Lamar Jackson was named ACC Rookie of the Week for a second straight week after leading the Cardinals to a 20-13 win at North Carolina State. Jackson had 121 yards rushing and 103 yards passing and two total touchdowns.

University of Louisville freshman quarterback Lamar Jackson is ACC Rookie of the Week again.

The U of L signal caller started for the third time this season and led the Cardinals to a 20-13 victory over North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday and gave the Cardinals' a two-game winning streak heading into an open week.

Jackson recorded his third 100-yard rushing game of the season, rushing for 121 yards and one touchdown, while throwing for 103 yards and one score, and now holds three of the top five all-time single-game rushing performances by a U of L quarterback.

Jackson, who had a 68-yard touchdown run and completed a 20-yard TD pass to DeVante Peete, leads the nation in rushing for all freshmen - regardless of position - according to CFBStats.com.

Just five games into his career, Jackson has a single-season record for U of L QBs with 435 yards rushing. He also ranks fifth already on the school's all-time rushing for quarterbacks. Stefan Lefors holds the career mark at 756 yards.

Jackson is averaging 6.6 yards a carry and is No. 43 nationally in rushing yards - any position.

The Cardinals are off this week before traveling to Tallahassee, Fla., to take on Florida State on Oct. 17. Kickoff is slated for noon.


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