Despite 2 interceptions, Florida State quarterback James Blackman had his team in position to kick the game-winning field goal to beat Louisville on Saturday. But instead, he turned it over a third time.
Blackman fumbled with just over 2 minutes remaining in regulation at the Louisville 21-yard line and the game tied. That mistake gave Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson the opportunity to drive down to the other end and win with a field goal. Louisville escaped Florida State with a 31-28 victory.
But Jackson didn’t leave the field without appearing to provide his fellow quarterback some words of encouragement after the game.
Lamar Jackson consoling James Blackman after that tough game. Sportsmanship. pic.twitter.com/edSsB1BD7T
— Renato Mazariegos (@RPMSports18) October 21, 2017
In addition to the fumble, Blackman was 16 of 28 for 248 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. He also rushed for 6 yards on 7 carries.
Clearly, it wasn’t the best of days for the freshman, but it was only his fifth start. With the pressure of leading a blue blood program such as Florida State, it’s easy to forget that. The growing pains this season are tough, but he should only continue to get better.
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