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Lamar Jackson, Louisville set offensive records in 62-28 rout of Syracuse

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Louisville set a school and ACC record for offensive yards in a single game, and Lamar Jackson was briefly the first player in FBS history to throw for 400 yards and rush for 200 more in a single game. Jackson lost that distinction with a negative 2-yard run on his final carry of the game, putting him at a 199 yards, but the Cards still routed Syracuse, 62-28.

Despite his wide receivers dropping no fewer than nine passes, Jackson still managed to add 411 passing yards to his total, finishing the game with a U of L record 610. As a team, the Cards finished with 844 total yards of offense, more than Louisville or ACC team before them.

Although it was a record-setting night, the game was far from perfect for Louisville.

In addition to the previously mentioned drops, Louisville turned the ball over three times and recovered their own fumbles two more times. U of L was also penalized 99 yards, and surrendered 414 yards of offense to Syracuse.

While I would have loved to have seen no drops and 1,000 yards of total offense (that seriously would have happened), I think this is sort of a perfect scenario for Louisville. Lamar was the top trending topic on Twitter all night, he put up historical numbers, and he play of the college football season thus far.

Louisville also posted record-setting numbers as a team, and pasted their first ACC opponent of the year. Still, the performance left so much to be desired that it's impossible for there too be any overly inflated egos heading into next week's monumental matchup with Florida State ... which we can now finally talk about.

I'm ready to start tailgating right now. Bring GameDay, bring the Heisman hype, and bring the debates about whether or not this could win dup being the biggest home game in the history of PJCS. I want it all.

This is going to be extremely fun.

Here are the final numbers from Friday night:

Louisville Passing

C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Lamar Jackson 20/39 411 10.5 1 1
Kyle Bolin 1/1 20 20.0 0 0
TEAM 21/40 431 10.8 1 1

Syracuse Passing

C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Eric Dungey 25/51 255 5.0 3 1
Brisly Estime 1/1 23 23.0 0 0
Zack Mahoney 1/1 15 15.0 0 0
TEAM 27/53 293 5.5 3 1

Louisville Rushing

CAR YDS AVG TD LONG
Lamar Jackson 21 199 9.5 4 72
Brandon Radcliff 9 155 17.2 1 48
Jeremy Smith 1 30 30.0 1 30
Traveon Samuel 1 21 21.0 1 21
Malin Jones 3 17 5.7 0 11
Malik Williams 1 7 7.0 0 7
Trey Smith 2 0 0.0 0 0
Kyle Bolin 1 -8 -8.0 0 0
Reggie Bonnafon 1 -8 -8.0 0 0
TEAM 40 413 10.3 7 72

Syracuse Rushing

CAR YDS AVG TD LONG
Moe Neal 12 40 3.3 0 16
Jordan Fredericks 3 33 11.0 0 29
Dontae Strickland 8 28 3.5 0 13
Eric Dungey 16 19 1.2 1 17
Ervin Philips 1 1 1.0 0 1
TEAM 40 121 3.0 1 29

Louisville Receiving

REC YDS AVG TD LONG
Jamari Staples 5 136 27.2 0 55
James Quick 4 108 27.0 1 72
Jaylen Smith 2 78 39.0 0 61
Cole Hikutini 4 41 10.3 0 20
Traveon Samuel 3 30 10.0 0 16
Charles Standberry 1 20 20.0 0 20
Devante Peete 1 10 10.0 0 10
Jeremy Smith 1 8 8.0 0 8
TEAM 21 431 20.5 1 72

Syracuse Receiving

REC YDS AVG TD LONG
Amba Etta-Tawo 8 103 12.9 2 47
Steve Ishmael 4 65 16.3 0 32
Ervin Philips 6 52 8.7 0 22
Brisly Estime 3 29 9.7 1 15
Dontae Strickland 2 20 10.0 0 18
Kendall Moore 1 15 15.0 0 15
Moe Neal 1 5 5.0 0 5
Cameron MacPherson 2 4 2.0 0 3
TEAM 27 293 10.9 3 47

Louisville Interceptions

INT YDS TD
Jaire Alexander 1 0 0
TEAM 1 7 0

Syracuse Interceptions

INT YDS TD
Daivon Ellison 1 50 0
TEAM 1 50 0

Louisville Kick Returns

NO YDS AVG LONG TD
Seth Dawkins 4 73 18.3 26 0
TEAM 4 73 18.3 26 0

Syracuse Kick Returns

NO YDS AVG LONG TD
Sean Riley 7 121 17.3 22 0
Brisly Estime 4 68 17.0 21 0
TEAM 11 189 17.2 22 0

Louisville Punt Returns

NO YDS AVG LONG TD
Jaire Alexander 3 13 4.3 18 0
TEAM 3 13 4.3 18 0

Syracuse Punt Returns

NO YDS AVG LONG TD
Brisly Estime 2 4 2.0 2 0
TEAM 2 4 2.0 2 0

Louisville Kicking

FG PCT LONG XP PTS
Evan O'Hara 2/3 67.0 41 8/8 14
TEAM 2/3 66.7 41 8/8 14

Syracuse Kicking

FG PCT LONG XP PTS
Cole Murphy 0/1 0.0 0 4/4 4
TEAM 0/1 0.0 0 4/4 4

Louisville Punting

NO YDS AVG TB IN 20 LONG
Mason King 5 215 43.0 0 1 48
TEAM 5 215 43.0 0 1 48

Syracuse Punting

NO YDS AVG TB IN 20 LONG
Sterling Hofrichter 11 489 44.5 1 4 61
TEAM 11 489 44.5 1 4 61