WATCH: Ball hits Lamar Jackson in the face on shotgun snap

By Jesse Reed

Lamar Jackson never saw the ball coming. Up 7-0 in the second quarter against Clemson, Louisville’s outstanding quarterback was not looking for the ball when it hit him in the facemask on a shotgun snap.

Clemson pounced on the ball at Louisville’s 45-yard line.

Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino jumped all over center Tobijah Hughley after the play, indicating it was his fault for snapping the ball when he did.

The turnover turned into seven points for Clemson when, two plays later, Deshaun Watson hit Deon Cain on a 33-yard touchdown to tie the game, 7-7.