(University of Louisville release) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville rising sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson threw for 519 yards and eight touchdowns, leading the Red team to a 73-7 victory over the White team on Saturday in the annual Wendy's Wonderful Kids Spring Game.
Jackson, coming off a terrific freshman campaign that culminated with bowl MVP honors, completed 24 of his 29 passes, including an impressive 85-yard strike to James Quick toward the end of the second quarter. Jackson capped the half with a 54-yard score to Jamari Staples, his third touchdown pass of at least 40 yards.
Quick paced an explosive day for the Red team's receiving corps, leading the way with 152 yards on five catches and one score. Jaylen Smith also had five receptions and finished with 99 yards and one touchdown.
Tight end Cole Hikutini – the only other player with five receptions – was on the receiving end of Jackson's first two touchdown passes, an eight-yarder and a seven-yarder. He logged 75 yards.
The Boynton Beach, Fla., native, Jackson showcased his rushing abilities – on a smaller scale than he had during the 2015 campaign – with 31 yards on six carries.
Though the game's focus was on the offensive side of the ball, Louisville had plenty of bright spots on defense.
Alphonso Carter and Zykeisis Cannon led the White team with eight tackles apiece.