September 23, 2017

Football outshines Flashes in lackluster atmosphere

By Dalton Ray–

A week removed from an underwhelming showing against No. 3 Clemson, No. 19 football romped visiting Kent State 42-3. The three-points allowed is the fewest points allowed since since Sept. 26, 2015.

Junior Lamar Jackson had a high-percentage day of passing, completing 18-of-22 passes for 299 yards.

Senior running back Malik Williams rushed for a pair touchdowns and totaled 90 yards.

First quarter

The Cards started the game off with a 69-yard pass from Jackson to Jordan Davis. Williams punched in the score three plays later.

Williams found the end zone again, cutting back on a zone read for a 38-yard run.

Trumaine Washington capitalized on a tipped pass, housing the pick to make the Cardinal lead 21-0.

Second quarter

Kent State cashed in on a Jackson fumble, knocking in a field goal.

A squirrel found its way on the field, giving the fans something to cheer about in the quarter.

Jackson conducted a 75-yard drive, going 5-for-6 and 49 yards through the air. He capped the drive with a 13-yard touchdown run.

Third quarter

Kent forced Louisville to punt on their first drive, but a roughing the passer kept U of L on the field. Cards ended the drive with a 32-yard touchdown pass to Seth Dawkins.

Jackson’s second passing touchdown set a school record with 88 touchdowns responsible for.

Fourth quarter

Jawon Pass took the field for the first time as a Cardinal and completed his first three passes. The redshirt freshman ended with 5-for-8 with 75 yards.

You can follow Dalton Ray on Twitter @dray5477. 

Photos by Nancy Hanner / The Louisville Cardinal

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