The LSU (Louisiana State University) Football team just destroyed the Clemson Tigers on their way to the 2020 National title. The final score: 42 – 25, and it wasn’t that close. Joe Burrow, (remember him?) the runaway Heisman Trophy winner, just reminded the football world why he’s as good as advertised.
This is how Sports Illustrated reported on LSU’s historic win:
“Joe Burrow proved to be that and then some. In the 2019–20 College Football Playoff national championship Monday night, the QB who received nearly 94% of the possible points in his historic Heisman Trophy–winning senior season, capped off No. 1 LSU’s undefeated 15–0 season with a 42-25 win over No. 3 Clemson. You can label its season as magical, a story book, or a fairy tale, but the Tigers’ star QB had said leading up to the Monday’s win that he “expected” to be in the title game. Burrow threw for 463 yards and five touchdowns and ran for another score, as LSU over overcame its first double-digit deficit of the season. In the process, the school claimed its first national title since 2007.
The Bayou Bengals’(I didn’t know they called them that!?) offense got off to a slow start and punted on its first two possessions, a rarity during their dominant regular season. On the game’s fifth possession, Clemson’s offense opened the scoring as its star QB Trevor Lawrence capped off a five-play, 67-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. However, LSU would answer just over four minutes later, when Burrow found the 2019 Biletnikoff Award winner Ja’Marr Chase for a 52-yard TD strike. Chase would finish the victory with a game-high 221 receiving yards on nine catches.”
LSU had an answer for everything Clemson threw at them. And it was a sight to see. So congratulations to Joe Burrow, Coach Ed Orgeron, and the entire LSU football family.
“Joe Burrow and the Tigers’ offense set countless records this season, as their dominance was so truly amazing.
Here’s a sampling of some of the records they set:
- Burrow set the record for most total touchdowns by a player in a single-season.
- LSU is the first team in SEC history to go 15–0 or better in a season.
- Burrow set the record for most passing TDs in a single-season.
- Burrow set the record for most passing yards in two-game CFP.
- Burrow threw the most passing TD in two-game CFP.
- Ja’Maar Chase recorded the most receiving yards in BCS/CFP national championship game.
- Burrow threw the most pass TD in CFP national championship game.
- Against Oklahoma, most TDs responsible forin a College Football Playoff game.
- Against Oklahoma, he threw the most passing TDs in a College Football Playoff game.
- An LSU school record for most passing TDs in a game.
- A Peach Bowl record for most passing TDs.
- Tied the record for most passing touchdowns in a bowl gamein the Peach Bowl.
- Tied the FBS record for most passing TDs in a halfin the Peach Bowl.
- Burrow most total touchdowns all-time in a bowl game in the Peach Bowl.
- Burrow threw the most individual touchdowns all-time in an SEC game.
- WR Jordan Jefferson set a new record for College Football Playoff receiving touchdowns in both a semifinal game and between both games.
- Jefferson receiving yards in a College Football Playoff game in the Peach Bowl.
- Points in a College Football Playoff half in the Peach Bowl.
- Points in a College Football Playoff game in the Peach Bowl.
- K Cade York make the most extra points in a College Football Playoff semifinal.
- The Tigers became the first team in the SEC to have a 4,000 yard passer, two 1,000 yard receivers, and a 1,000 yard receiver in the same season.
- Burrow set LSU school records for yards, completion percentage and completions in a single season, among others.
- Burrow received 93.8% of possible points in history of Heisman voting.“
The win was well deserved.