Another game, another record: Burrow throws 7 TD passes in first half of 63-28 rout of OU

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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow set an FBS bowl record for TD passes in a half, and tied the record for TD passes in a game, with seven, as the top ranked Tigers routed 4th ranked Oklahoma, 63-28 at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta.

The game was a College Football Playoff National Semi-final.

In order, Burrow’s TD passes were: 19 yards to Justin Jefferson, 8 yards to Terrace Marshall, 35, 42, and 30 yards to Jefferson, 62 yards to Thaddeus Moss, and 2 yards to Marshall.

Burrow also ran 3 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter. He was named the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl MVP.

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Burrow completed 29 of 39 passes for 493 yards. A reporter asked LSU head coach Ed Orgeron if Burrow was having the greatest season of any player in the history of college football.

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LSU had 31 first downs, and 692 yards of total offense. And, the Tigers do so with a minimal contribution from running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

Helaire, nursing a hamstring injury, carried twice for 14 yards. But, by half, Edwards-Helaire could afford to be a spectator.

LSU had routed Oklahoma, and was headed to the national championship game at the Superdome, Monday night January 13th.

 

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