For the first few career finishes, the 73-yard touch isn’t bad.
Jake Luton hooked up with the receiver’s DJ Chark overcoming the third and eighth innings of the game’s opening match at TIAA Bank Field. The Texans were in no rush to get over it, which allowed Luton to sit back and spot Chark, who defeated CB Vernon Hargreaves.
Chark strides to catch the pass and rushes into the end area of the tower. Luton had the first pass in his career being knocked out on the previous play. He started because of Gardner Minshew’s thumb injury.
👀 6 for 6 👀 @ JakeLuton6 connected with @ DJChark82 to score a 73-yard TD on the first pass of his career. pic.twitter.com/F53Vr9VveW
– #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) November 8, 2020
According to ESPN Statistics & Information, it was the longest pass from Jaguars QB since Blake Bortles beat Donte Moncrief on an 80-yard athlete in 2018.
Two innings after Jaguars had an early 7-0 lead, Houston Texans equalized, with a 57-yard touch from Deshaun Watson to Brandin Cooks.
Cooks caught Watson’s pass from the left side of the field and went up the scoring. Cooks currently has nine touches at least 50 yards in his career, fourth most since 2014, when he entered the tournament, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The first two completions in the game combine for 130 yards and two touches of the ball.
THERE’S THAT PERSON!
Brandin Cooks brought it home!
📱: https://t.co/Nm64mQkAPf pic.twitter.com/69oaNXYuOs
– Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) November 8, 2020
This is the first time the Texans have scored in the opening game this season.