Lamar Jackson reflective as Louisville retires his No. 8 jersey

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Lamar Jackson was all smiles and even a little reflective as Louisville retired his No. 8 jersey.

The 2016 Heisman Trophy winner joined Johnny Unitas as the program’s only players to have their jerseys retired. Their numbers were placed at opposite ends of Cardinal Stadium’s east upper deck.

As for the game itself, Malik Cunningham threw for four of his five first-half touchdowns, and Louisville’s defense stifled Syracuse throughout a 41-3 rout that snapped a two-game losing streak. The junior quarterback provided all the scoring the Cardinals before halftime with a 6-yard run on their first possession before tossing a series of TD passes. Cunningham finished 13 of 18 passing for 209 yards before exiting early in the fourth quarter.

Louisville’s defense bottled up Syracuse and its high-powered offensive tandem of Sean Tucker, the nation’s second-leading rusher, and quarterback Garrett Shrader.


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