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Jawhar Jordan's Dominance Wows Twitter as Louisville Beats Cincinnati in Fenway Bowl

Doric SamDecember 17, 2022

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - DECEMBER 17: Running back Jawhar Jordan #25 of the Louisville Cardinals runs for a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the second quarter of the Wasabi Fenway Bowl at Fenway Park on December 17, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Fluharty/Getty Images)
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Louisville Cardinals running back Jawhar Jordan put on an impressive offensive display in Saturday's Fenway Bowl victory over Cincinnati, making a case for a bigger role next season.

Jordan racked up 115 yards and two touchdowns on just nine carries to lead Louisville to a 24-7 win. The transfer from Syracuse has two years of eligibility remaining and should be the focal point of the Cardinals offense in 2023.

This season, Jordan shared the backfield with dual-threat quarterback Malik Cunningham, who led the team with 12 rushing touchdowns. Cunningham sat out the bowl game after declaring for the NFL draft, giving Jordan the freedom to showcase his skills Saturday. Freshman running back Maurice Turner also had a strong game with a career-high 160 yards on 31 carries.

Fans on social media were impressed with what they saw from Jordan as he propelled Louisville to its first bowl victory since 2019:

Mark Blankenbaker @UofLSheriff50

Shake and bake Jawhar Jordan!

Tyler Greever @Tyler_Greever

Ted Williams. Jimmie Foxx. David Ortiz. Jawhar Jordan. Legends of Fenway Park. <a href="https://t.co/AgvcD062eA">https://t.co/AgvcD062eA</a>

Kelly Dickey @RealCardGame

Jawhar Jordan is the fourth Louisville player to have multiple rushing touchdowns in a bowl game, joining Lamar Jackson (2 in the 2015 Music City Bowl), Leroy Collins (3 in the 1998 Motor City Bowl), and John Madeya (2 in the 1970 Pasadena Bowl).

Justin Williams @Williams_Justin

Another long touchdown run for Louisville's Jawhar Jordan, this one from 41 yards out. <br><br>Cardinals up 21-7 on the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bearcats?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Bearcats</a> with 42 seconds left in the 2nd Q.

Louisville Football @LouisvilleFB

.<a href="https://twitter.com/JaJo_25?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@JaJo_25</a> TO THE HOUSE 🙌<br><br>📺 ESPN<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoCards?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GoCards</a> <a href="https://t.co/LOYuMzbk6i">pic.twitter.com/LOYuMzbk6i</a>

ACC Network @accnetwork

Jawhar Jordan put the BURNERS on ♨️<a href="https://twitter.com/LouisvilleFB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@LouisvilleFB</a> up by 14 in the Wasabi Fenway Bowl‼️ <a href="https://t.co/NyE2U0KAWl">pic.twitter.com/NyE2U0KAWl</a>

Dijon @DijonJourney

Jawhar Jordan is legit man. Sucks to lose Reuben but I think we got our guy regardless.

Matt McGavic @Matt_McGavic

The one-two punch of Jawhar Jordan and Maurice Turner could be deadly next season.

Derrick @Steelers_DB

Jawhar Jordan has come out of nowhere this season for Louisville's offense. Syracuse transfer who has some serious speed and is making a habit of making big plays for explosive gains. Already 100 yards and 2 touchdowns today in the bowl game.

Taco Shawn @lvilleshawn

Dr Jawhar Jordan making house calls ALL DAMN DAY today in Boston.

Zachary Elam @ZacharyKElam

Fenway Bowl first half thoughts: <br><br>1. Jawhar Jordan is great. <br>2. Defense line is full of DAWGS. <br>3. Brohm HAS to keep Deion on his staff.

Corbin. @Corb1nallen

Jawhar Jordan 🫡🫡

Becky Hammon, Champion @kneary22

Watching Jawhar Jordan in a Jeff Brohm offense is going to be FUN

Chris Person @RivalsChris

Jawhar Jordan is going to thrive in Brohm's offense.

QU Hockey = 2023 Champs @SportsFAn1928

Jawhar Jordan a beast

Liyah M. @____ENM

Jawhar Jordan is going to eat next year

Joshua Ceasar @joshuaceasar502

Jawhar Jordan will be in the heisman conversation next year

After back-to-back losing seasons, the Cardinals finish 2022 an 8-5 record.

With Jordan leading the way, the Cardinals should have a better chance at being competitive in the ACC.