​Louisville Beats Texas A&M in the Music City Bowl

By EFN Staff
Published: 12/31/2015

Louisville 27, Texas A&M 21

Louisville topped the Aggies in the Music City Bowl on the strength of a record-setting night from its quarterback, who joined elite college football company by piling up 200 yards on the ground and in the air. Texas A&M, playing with a new signal caller after the sudden transfer of two quarterbacks, fell behind early and could not complete its comeback attempt.  

Player of the game

  • Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson threw for 227 yards and two touchdowns, and also rushed for a Music City Bowl record 226 yards as well as two touchdowns on the ground.

Key stats

  • Starting his first game of the year, Texas A&M quarterback Jake Hubenak threw for 307 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Jackson accounted for 453 total yards, eight more than Texas A&M, who had 445.
  • Texas A&M receiver Josh Reynolds caught 11 passes for 177 yards, while Christian Kirk caught 10 for 84 yards and a touchdown.
  • Aggies running back Tra Carson carried 20 times for 106 yards and a touchdown.
  • Jackson became the third quarterback ever to both rush and throw for 200 yards in a bowl game, joining Vince Young and Johnny Manziel.
  • Texas A&M’s loss snapped a four-game bowl winning streak.
  • The teams combined for 19 penalties totaling 175 yards.

Key play

  • Jackson’s 61-yard touchdown run with 1:14 left in the first quarter gave the Cardinals a 20-7 lead. They led the rest of the night.