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Cardinals sophomore quarterback responsible for seven touchdowns in win at Boston College

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson accounts for seven touchdowns in the Cardinals 52-7 win at Boston College

Louisville () quarterback Lamar Jackson broke free for a 69-yard touchdown run on the team's third play of the day to set a tone that would see the sophomore continue to provide additional proof that he is the clear Heisman Trophy frontrunner.

For the third time this season, Jackson accounted for seven touchdowns in a game to lead the No. 5 Cardinals to a 52-7 win at Boston College.  Playing in just three quarters against the Eagles, Jackson continued to shine in both phases of his game.  He completed 12 of 17 attempts for 231 yards and four touchdowns, while also rushing for 15 times for 185 yards and three more scores.

U of L, which checked in No. 7 in the first College Football Playoff ratings, improved to 8-1 overall and 6-1 in the ACC.

Jackson improved to 13-3 as Louisville's starting quarterback, including nine wins in last 10 outings.  He now has 3,934 total yards on for the season and 45 touchdowns, which is 18 shy of equaling former Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan's NCAA record for points responsible for in a season.

Jaylen Smith led the Cardinals with six receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown.  James Quick had three catches for 78 yards and a pair of scores.  Cole Hikutini also had a touchdown reception in the win.

The Cardinals accumulated 515 yards of total offense, while the defense held the Eagles to just 207 yards, including a lowly 57 on the ground. 

Up next for Louisville will host Wake Forest next Saturday at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.


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