In some pre-season projections, he wasn’t even first team all conference.  He wasn’t even second team all conference.  And his team wasn’t even regarded as a contender in its own division.

It’s not that way anymore for Lamar Jackson and the No. 3 ranked Louisville Cardinals. Win four games, including a 63-20 romp past Florida State, will certainly change opinions.

But even more impressive are the numbers that Jackson, the Cardinals sophomore quarterback, has posted.  Numbers which are hard to project for a TEAM, much less an individual.

Numbers like 25 touchdowns (13 passing, 12 running) have made Jackson, who was behind Clemson’s Dehaun Watson and Miami ‘s Brad Kaaya in pre-season all ACC conference QB selections, the Heisman front runner.

Next up for Jackson is a game in Death Valley, at Clemson (and Watson) on Saturday night.  It might be a reality check, but it also might be more of the same.

Coming off  another highlight film–7 TDs–in Louisville’s 59-28 win over Marshall last week–Jackson is TMGcollegesports.com’s Newsmaker of the Week.