By Jody Demling - Cardinal Authority

Louisville bolts out to a 52-7 lead, rolls over Marshall 59-28 to move to 4-0 on the season; Clemson up next for Cards

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. - Lamar Jackson accounted for seven more touchdowns as the University of Louisville football team started slow but rolled over Marshall 59-28 before a record-crowd at Joan C. Lawrence Stadium. The Cardinals are 4-0 heading into next week's ACC showdown against undefeated Clemson.

University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson had another stellar night.

Despite giving himself a grade of an 'F' for his performance, Jackson accounted for 479 yards and seven touchdowns as the Cardinal tagged Marshall 59-28 in Huntington, W. Va.

Jackson completed 24 of 44 passes for a career-high 417 yards and five touchdowns against Marshall and he also ran for 62 yards and two more scores. It was the first time Louisville didn't score on the opening possession this season.

But the Cardinals scored on the second drive and led 35-7 at the half. U of L opened a 52-7 lead before the second team defense gave up two touchdowns and Marshall returned a fumble recovery for another score.

Jackson now has now tied Jay Gruden on the U of L list for most TDs accounted for during his career. He has 48 and is just four games into his sophomore season.

It also marked the third straight game for @Brandon Radcliff to go over 100 yards. The senior tailback had 131 yards and one TD, while Malik Williams ran twice for 54 yards. The Cardinals finished with 690 total yards, including 273 on the ground.

Jamari Staples led the Cardinals with five catches for 94 yards, while James Quick had four for 98 yards and one touchdown and Cole Hikutini added four for 85 yards and two scores.

On defense, Josh Harvey-Clemons had 11 tackles, while Devonte Fields had nine tackles and an interception. Stacy Thomas came up with a fumble recovery, while James Hearns had a sack.

Up next for the Cardinals is Clemson next Saturday at 8 o'clock.


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