Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson's first rush against Kentucky on Saturday established a new ACC record.
The sophomore's 19-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was the 48th of the season, surpassing Clemson's Deshawn Watson's mark set last fall. Jackson added three additional scores, including two through the air, to finish the regular season with 51 touchdowns accounted for. He's now thrown a touchdown in 15 consecutive games.
Jackson's 21 rushing touchdowns also set a new ACC record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. Further validating his Heisman-like season, he became the sixth player in FBS history with 20 passing and 20 rushing touchdowns in a single season. The previous three from Power 5 schools won the Heisman Trophy.
Jackson also rushed for 171 yards on 25 carries for his school-record eighth 100-yard outing this season. He finished the regular season with 1,538 yards to surpass the previous mark of 1,429 set by Howard Stevens in 1971.null