Florida State knew it was going to be locked in a battle with Louisville on Saturday, but the Seminoles probably didn’t think it would be this one-sided. The Noles took a tough 63-20 loss on the chin and it was the worst loss in school history. Some plays from Louisville were just unstoppable and others were completely preventable.
The Cardinals were just a much better team though and you knew it was going to be a long day when UL was making catches like this:
And this touchdown run was pretty much the icing on the cake for Lamar Jackson and the Cards.
Jackson finished with a touchdown through the air and 216 passing yards against one interception. Oh, he also ran for 146 yards and four touchdowns on 17 carries to give him 18 total touchdowns this season. FSU’s punt coverage was also bad as it allowed two huge gains and one of them went for a touchdown.
Here are some stats on just how bad the loss was for the Noles:
That one will still stand, but the Cards sure got close. The game also set an attendance record for the Cardinals.
63 was also the most points allowed by the Seminoles in a game in school history with the previous high being 49 allowed to Georgia Tech in 2009. A lot of the game was FSU playing horribly all over and getting off to a slow start yet again, but some of it was Jackson playing like an absolute monster as well.
But apparently there was one NFL great who already knew Jackson would be excellent and even thinks he has a chance to be the best college football player ever!
Louisville fans might just start throwing up the “X” and become Cowboys fans too if Dez can play his cards right. This was also the Cards’ first ever win over a No. 2 ranked team in school history.