At long last, LSU finally had their Quarterback they’ve longed for for what seems like years. And his name is Joe Burrow. Burrow is an answered prayer for many LSU fans everywhere. Its seemed over the last few years that every LSU fan has said “If we only had a quarterback”. Over the last two years, they finally got that guy. LSU has sported one of the most explosive offenses of the decade, and tonight, their prize-fighting QB was awarded college football’s greatest award, The Heisman Trophy.
Burrow has amassed one of the greatest seasons we’ve seem from an LSU QB maybe ever, posting 4,715 passing yards, with 48 touchdowns, and only 6 INT’s. He’s also sporing a 93.7% quarterback rating, which is phenomenal.
How He Got There
Burrow of course is a member of the great QB transfer roulette that has taken over college football (thank you Jake Fromm). We’ve seen Justin Fields (also a Heisman finalist) leave UGA for the greener pastures of Ohio State. Jacob Eason also left UGA to go back home to Washington. But Burrow has been arguably the best of the bunch, leading LSU to the College Football Playoff for the first time in school history. He also led them to their first SEC Title since 2011, with a dominating win over Jake Fromm and UGA.
His Supporting Cast
Burrow couldn’t have done what he has done without the help he has in the receiving core. Not every team is afforded the luxury of having a 1,000 yard receiver. However, LSU has two in Jamar Chase and Justin Jefferson.Chase has 1,498 yards, while Jefferson has 1,207 yards. They have a total 32 total touchdown receptions combined. Terrace Marshall Jr., and Thaddeus Moss haven’t been so bad either. Marshall Jr., has 545 yards, and Moss has racked up 435 as the tight end. Burrow also has the luxury of a great running back in Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who has 1,290 yards rushing, as well as 399 yards receiving out of the backfield.
This is no-doubt one of the best offensive attacks that LSU has ever had, and one of college football’s most explosive, ever. LSU will face Oklahoma in the first round of the College Football Playoff in the Peach Bowl on December 28th, as the Tigers are looking to become the first team to win the College Football Playoff as a #1 seed. Congratulations to Joe Burrow, and good luck to the LSU Tigers!