History was made today as College Gameday traveled to Louisville, KY for the first time. This game is one of if not the most anticipated game of Week 3 in College Football. The Louisville Cardinals first drive was dominant as they effortlessly marched down the field and who else but Lamar Jackson to cap off the drive with a short run for a Louisville touchdown. Brandon Radcliff opened up the game for Louisville by having a hot start. 80 yards in the first ten minutes for Radcliff made everyone key in on him. In Louisville’s third drive he had two huge plays which set up another Jackson TD. The end of the first quarter dominated by Louisville as they were up 14-3
In the second quarter Louisville came out flat, and Florida State came out guns blazing resulting in an early TD for the Seminoles. On the ground, the Cards were impressive on the ground, but Jackson seemed a little shaky in the air. Louisville marched down the field 9 plays 79 yards for another rushing touchdown from Louisville backup running back forcing his way into the end zone with 7:40 left in the half.
First play of Florida State’s drive is a fumble recovered by Louisville. Louisville scores another TD on a short pass from Jackson to a wide open Jaelyn Smith with 5:03 left in the half. 17 seconds left when Louisville snaps the ball and who else but Jackson to run in his THIRD TD of the game.
Halftime! Man, the Cards are killing it up 35-10!
First play of the third quarter Shaq Wiggins is injured which is a huge loss if he is out for a few weeks as he is the Cards best CB.3 and out FSU punts and Louisville returns it for a TD. FSU is now being blown out! At 42-10 with 8:00 minutes left in the third most are just waiting for Jackson to be pulled from the game as he has been every game this year. Another TD From Smith and man it’s getting ugly. Louisville’s defense is killing FSU, and then special teams almost return another punt for a TD. End of third 49-10
The second play of the 4th quarter and Jackson breaks off a 47 yard TD run! I believe we are looking at our Heisman for this year! Louisville’s defense shows up again with an interception with 13:18 left in the game. It’s ugly now as Radcliff runs one in 63-10 Louisville. A little over 11 minutes left and Louisville takes the field without Jackson. FSU Backups march down and score a TD 63-17. FSU gets a late field goal to make it 63-20.
Lamar Jackson has 362 yards and five touchdowns verse the number two team in the nation. His performance was outstanding. The final score was 63-20 and a dominating performance from Louisville.