When told quarterback Lamar Jackson gave himself a failing grade for his 479-yard, seven-touchdown performance in a romp over Marshall on Saturday night, University of Louisville tight end Cole Hikutini had a little chuckle.
Hikutini then shook his head and smiled.
"He's hard on himself," Hikutini said about Jackson, one of the frontrunners for the Heisman Trophy.
Jackson, who gave himself a 'D' for his performance over Florida State a week ago said this one was a flunking grade. He completed 24 of 44 passes for 417 yards and five touchdowns and ran 12 times for 62 yards and two scores.
"This is my 'F' game right here," Jackson said. "An 'F' for sure."
Jackson asked a reporter how many incompletions he had and when told his stats said, 'Yep, 'F'."
"I just need to stay humble and not get too excited about anything," Jackson said. "I need to keep improving and keep trying to do what I can to help out my team."
Jackson had several throws early in the game that were off target and even in the second half overthrew Jamari Staples on back-to-back throws that would have been a touchdown.
He was upset about some of the passes he let get away.
"For me, I was getting too happy sometimes," Jackson said. "I was overthrowing some of my receivers and throwing it low to some of them. So I am very hot about that right now."
Jackson, who is averaging 466.5 yards of total offense a game, has already accounted for 25 touchdowns this season and has 48 for his career, which ties hm for sixth all-time in school history with Jay Gruden.
It was a career-high for total yards passing at 417 and it was the second time this season that Jackson has accounted for seven or more touchdowns. He accounted for eight in the opener against Charlotte.