Truly offensive: New LSU offense lives up to hype in rout of GA Southern

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BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – AUGUST 31: Quarterback Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers heads onto the field against Georgia Southern Eagles at Tiger Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images)

In July, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow said the new no-huddle spread offense could produce, 40, 50 or 60 points a game. Burrow was on target then and he was Saturday night in a 55-3 rout of Georgia Southern.

Burrow threw five TD passes to tie a school  record,  all in the first half. He finished the game 23 of  27 for 278 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Burrow’s five TD’s were 13 yards to JaMarr Chase, 9 yards to Justin Jefferson, and 8,3, and 11 yards to Terrace Marshall.

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LSU had 472 total yards, to only 98 for Georgia Southern. LSU ran 72 plays, none under center.

LSU, 1-0, plays at Texas Saturday night in a national TV game that can be seen live on WGNO and ABC.

The Sportszone pregame show starts at 6:00 pm. The game kicks off at 6:30 pm,  and a one hour Sportszone post game show follows.


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