Lamar Jackson picked up where he left off a year ago, and then some.
Louisville is 2-0 with good offensive performances versus Purdue and North Carolina, led by Jackson's improved numbers as a passer. So far Jackson is 55-for-85 for 771 yards and five TD. He hasn't thrown an interception and his 64.7percent completion rate is nearly 10 points higher than last season.
Jackson also has run 40 times for 239 yards and three scores, which puts him over 1,000 yards of total offense in just two contests. Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield is getting a lot of Heisman attention, but early on there's no reason to bump Jackson from his pedestal.
Clemson has looked very good the first two weeks, especially on the defensive side.
The Tigers rank No. 5 in scoring defense with just nine points allowed on the season, and have yielded just 80 yards passing. They've tallied 11 sacks, No. 3 in the country, and 19 tackles for loss, No. 8 in college football.
Last season versus Clemson, Jackson went 27-for-44 for 295 yards, a TD pass, an INT and ran 31 times for 162 yards and two TD. The Cardinals lost 42-36 at Death Valley.