In-state and ACC/SEC games abound on the final full weekend of the regular season.
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Whether it's for postseason placement, Heisman recognition or plain old bragging rights, the games this week matter. Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay pick the ones they'll be watching most closely for a variety of reasons.
Jackson outperforming his Heisman season?
Lamar Jackson took the college football world by storm in 2016, but his numbers have been just as impressive this season. The junior QB has improved upon his touchdown-to-interception ratio and has led the Louisville offense to more yards per game. The Cardinals will play their regular-season finale on Saturday at Kentucky.
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Asked Louisville coach Bobby Petrino whether Lamar Jackson deserves to be in New York for the Heisman ceremony: "I think he does for sure. I can't imagine there's a better player in the country than Lamar Jackson, his ability to throw the football, run the football. I know we had our struggles, but it wasn't his play. He was playing great and doing everything he could."
Jackson, Johnson lead ACC standouts
Lamar Jackson's terrific day against Syracuse earned him weekly conference honors for the first time since Week 2. Wake Forest's Tabari Hines joined him on offense, while Miami's JaQuan Johnson earned recognition on defense for the third straight week. Pitt's Ryan Wilson got the nod on special teams.
D'Eriq Week 12's QBR King
D'Eriq King completed 18 of 26 passes for 225 yards and rushed for 141 in Houston's loss to Tulane for Week 12's best QBR performance. Riley Ferguson, Lamar Jackson, Skylar Thompson and Kelly Bryant posted impressive QBRs as well.
Lamar Jackson passed for two TDs and ran for two more to lead Louisville over Syracuse and be the top Power 5 QB for Week 12.
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Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson had another big game against Syracuse, accounting for 381 yards and four touchdowns and becoming the school's career yardage leader while leading a rain-delayed 56-10 rout on Saturday.
It's a must-win game for Pitt, but Virginia Tech has the edge; Wake should manage to squeeze by the Orange.
David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer
Syracuse coach Dino Babers said Louisville QB Lamar Jackson is having a better year than he did when he won the Heisman last year. Babers added, perhaps hopefully, "I wish him the best in the NFL." Jackson is a junior, who could enter the draft at year's end.
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