The way this college football season is playing out, the Heisman Trophy could be wrapped up by Columbus Day.
That’s because Louisville’s Lamar Jackson is playing absolutely out of his mind. After totaling 13 passing and rushing touchdowns over his first two games of the season, the quarterback absolutely dominated No. 2 Florida State during the first half Saturday, accounting for four touchdowns and turning the most highly anticipated game of the day into a laugher. No. 10 Louisville led the Seminoles 35-10 at the break, on the way to a 63-20 blowout win.
Jackson rushed for a touchdown on Louisville’s first drive of the game, added a 14-yard scramble for a score later in the first quarter, threw a five-yard TD pass in the second, then snuck in from the goal line as the half came to a close. His final first-half line: 11-16 passing, for 180 yards and a TD; 13 carries for 94 yards and three TDs on the ground.
Here are some highlights, which inevitably fail to do justice to the performance:
— CFBonESPNRadio (@CFBonESPNRadio) September 17, 2016
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 17, 2016
Jackson now has 17 touchdowns in two and a half games. That’s more than most FBS *teams* have scored this season.
Lamar Jackson has accounted for 17 TDs in 2.5 games. Only 5 other TEAMS have scored those many TDs this season.
— Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonCBS) September 17, 2016
Jackson basically made the Seminoles look this this:
This is Louisville's QB Lamar Jackson….. https://t.co/4N6436DIPd
— Dylan (@DylansFreshTake) September 17, 2016
UPDATE: Holy crap, this dude is insane