Championship Win Caps Magical Season for LSU

Joe Burrow broke a few more records
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 14, 2020 12:01 AM CST
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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is tackled by Clemson defensive back Maurice Hampton Jr. during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

From small-town Ohio kid to Louisiana Legend, Joe Burrow capped his record-breaking, Heisman-winning season by bringing a national championship to LSU. Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and finished off one of the most accomplished seasons in college football history by leading the top-ranked LSU Tigers to a 42-25 victory against the No. 3 Clemson Tigers on Monday night in the playoff final in New Orleans. "He's one of the greatest players in LSU history," coach Ed Orgeron says of Burrow. "He's done so much for the state of Louisiana and LSU. We are so grateful to Joe Burrow." The senior quarterback from The Plains, Ohio, led the Tigers (15-0) to their first national title since 2007 and fourth overall, breaking a few more records along the way in what was already a historic season.

The five TD passes and 463 yards passing are the most for a BCS or College Football Playoff title game, as are his six total touchdowns. Burrow became the first major college quarterback to throw 60 touchdown passes in a season as LSU snapped defending national champion Clemson's 29-game winning streak. For the first time in his college career, Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence was on the losing team. The Superdome is LSU's dome away from home, about 80 miles from the Tigers Baton Rouge campus, and it was rocking, the AP reports. Next stop for Burrow: The NFL draft, where he will likely be the first pick in April. (The team was touched by tragedy this year.)

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