QB Lamar Jackson set a new ACC record for total yards

Louisville sophomore QB Lamar Jackson set a new record for total yards in the Cardinals 62-28 victory at Syracuse

University of Louisville sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson followed up his school record eight touchdown in just two quarters performance in the season-opener with another eye-popping outing in Louisville's 62-28 win at Syracuse on Friday night.

For a second consecutive week, Jackson has surpassed Chris Redman to set a new school mark. This time it also established a new ACC record, as the sophomore sensation accounted for 610, besting Redman's prior record of 578.  Before being pulled in the fourth quarter, Jackson had thrown for a career-high 411 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for another 199 yards and four more scores.

In doing so, Jackson became just the second player in FBS history to throw for more than 400 yards, while also Rushing for at least 150 yards. And yes, that is 13 touchdowns for Jackson in just the first two games of the season.  And remember, he played just one half last week and not a complete four quarters on Friday night. 

Always gracious and humble when visiting with the media, Jackson hinted that his best play is still ahead of him. 

"It was okay," Jackson said of his performance. "I can do better."

Senior running back Brandon Radcliff also had a big outing, rushing for a career-best 156 yards.

The Cardinals 845 yards also sets a new school record, surpassing a Petrino-coached 779-yard outing against Houston in 2003.  It also marked the fourth time that a U of L offense has eclipsed the 700-yard barrier with Petrino, twice as a head coach and twice as an offensive coordinator.  The Cardinals racked up 431 yards through the air and 413 on the ground.

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Up next for Louisville (2-0, 1-0) is a home contest against No. 3 Florida State on Saturday, September 17 at noon.


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