Louisville QB Lamar Jackson reaches 50 rushing, 50 passing TDs


Louisville's defense did a good job of bailing out the Cardinals after Jackson's four interceptions, allowing just 10 points off turnovers and coming up with stops to get the ball back in the hands of the offense.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs defeated the Louisville Cardinals 31-27 in the 2017 TaxSlayer Bowl. Louisville answered with a nine-play, 51-yard touchdown drive, which was punctuated by a 5-yard touchdown pass from Jackson to Charles Standberry. Tebow finished his career with 88 pasing and 57 rushing tochdowns, while Kaepernick totaled 82 passing and 59 rushing touchdowns. Jackson even had a chance to win the game in the final minute, but Mississippi State's front seven, which had dominated most of the game, ended up winning the game on the field.

Part of the reason Louisville's star quarterback made some mistakes was Mississippi State's pressure.

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When he was finished, Jackson was in the end zone for the score, and three Bulldogs defenders were laying on the ground after crashing into one another trying to bring him down.

Meanwhile, the Bulldogs were forced to play the bowl game without starting QB Nick Fitzgerald, who's recovering from an ankle injury.

As a junior, he recorded 3,489 yards, 25 touchdowns and six interceptions on 241-of-399 passing, as well as 1,443 yards and 17 scores on 208 rushing attempts, finishing third in the Heisman vote.