We've reached the unofficial midway point of the 2016 college football season, which means sports publications across the country are coming out with their list of midseason awards. As you might expect, Louisville's starting quarterback is featured prominently in each of them.
Offensive player of the year
Schlabach says ... Lamar Jackson, Louisville
The sophomore has accounted for 30 touchdowns, which is more than 98 FBS teams have scored at this point. Enough said.
Jackson also picks up a nod as the "Heisman front-runner," and also appears in the "Best Play" category for both his leap against Syracuse and his final touchdown run against Florida State.
In addition to being an All-America selection at quarterback, Louisville Cardinals 'sLamar Jackson was also unanimously chosen for an even greater honor, as you can see below with our awards.
Player of the Year: Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville*
Co-coach of the Year: Urban Meyer, Ohio State; Chris Petersen, Washington
Offensive Player of the Year: Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
The true sophomore is simply the most electrifying player in the game. When you average 325 yards passing and 138 rushing per game, you're as close to unstoppable as one player can be. And he hasn't lit up the scoreboard against weak opponents only; FSU and Clemson were unable to contain him.
The site also tabs Jackson as its Heisman favorite.