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Lamar Jackson makes Heisman worthy throw

Lamar Jackson makes Heisman worthy throw

With Louisville (2-0, 1-0 ACC) trailing 28-27 entering the fourth quarter, Jackson ran for a pair of scores and threw for one more to complete the comeback against North Carolina (0-2, 0-1 ACC), which drops to 0-2 for the first time since 2010.

The junior from Pompano Beach threw for 393 yards and three scores while also running for 132 yards and three TDs. The Tar Heels kept things close for much of Saturday, but they had 401 total yards as a team and were out-gained by Louisville by 304, thanks mostly to Jackson. He has 15 games of 100 or more yards rushing, tying a school record. Next Saturday's meeting with Clemson's ferocious defense will be a better gauge of how far he's come, but Jackson's already proven he can unhinge quality defenses.

And Jackson's playmaking ability was only partially to blame.

"They were really trying to stop the run, so Lamar's patience I thought was really huge for us", Petrino said. Then we gave him some opportunities you can't give a guy. I don't know if you can say that's because of Lamar Jackson. This might strike deep with big plays and leads us to think Louisville will have success in the passing game.

Amusing enough, North Carolina returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown so they had to give the ball right back to Mr. Heisman who is threatening to account for more than 500 yards of offense today.

Every era was represented as the Tar Heel legends took part in the ceremony, with James Worthy presenting the last of the rings to Coach Roy Williams.

It's only Purdue and North Carolina, but Jackson's repeat campaign is off to a hot start as he reminds us just how dominant he's capable of being.

Louisville converted nine of its 17 third down opportunities, controlled the ball for 12 more minutes than UNC and punted only once all day.

The Cardinals totaled 312 rushing yards. "It's shocking. It's disappointing. But we definitely have to make them pay". "We take responsibility for it, but it's something we're not happy with". These are plays that just can't happen for the Tar Heels, especially from seniors like Proehl and Cam Dillard.

Louisville actually did everything it could to keep the UNC in the game by getting field goals instead of touchdowns early and failing to convert fourth down situations on consecutive possessions in the third quarter. The Wildcats have 109 non-offensive touchdowns since 1999, the most in the nation by any FBS team. However, an injury late in the first half cost Surratt the second half and opened the door for Brandon Harris. But transfer quarterback Brandon Harris threw an incomplete pass, and the Tar Heels turned the ball over on downs. It is how easy he sometimes makes playing the game of football look. "Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't".

One of the players Louisville will lean on is redshirt sophomore Jonathan Greenard.

The Wolverines (2-0) led by just 3 points early in the second half and were booed before scoring 19 straight points to turn a closely contested game into a lopsided one. Tyree Kinnel had a 28-yard return in the first quarter and Lavert Hill had a 24-yard return late in the fourth quarter. "Chazz did a great job, too".

The best move the coaching staff made was naming a single starting quarterback for the game.


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