Louisville 47, North Carolina 35: 3 Quick Game Thoughts
Check out 3 Quick Game Thoughts on Louisville’s win over North Carolina
Louisville 47, North Carolina 35
1. Lamar Jackson is pretty good. It’s not fun or new to talk about the reigning Heisman winner as the main man to do it again, and it’s hard to get too much attention when the team is struggling so much to start things off, but from an MVP and MOP (Most Outstanding Player) standpoint, No. 8 is doing it all again.
With the game getting tight, Jackson took over and made it a blowout, helping the O pull away with 20 fourth quarter points. On the day, Mr. Heisman completed 25-of-39 passes for 393 yards and three scores, and ran 19 times for 132 yards and three scores.
2. North Carolina’s defense is pretty bad. It’s hard to dog anyone going against Jackson and this attack, but the Tar Heels got the game they needed out of the quarterbacks and still got blown out.
The UNC D allowed 706 yards of total offense and was outgained 312 yards to 17 on the ground. This isn’t going to get any easier with Duke – who was dominant against Northwestern – coming up in a few weeks. And then? Georgia Tech. And then? Notre Dame. It’s uh-oh time for the run D.
3. Now what does the Tar Heel coaching staff do at quarterback? Chazz Surratt completed 12-of-14 passes for 168 yards and two scores, while Brandon Harris hit 17-of-23 throws for 216 yards and a touchdown. All of a sudden, Harris stepped it up.