If you are going to break one of college football’s all-time single-season offensive records, why not do it on the stage of the national title game.
LSU’s senior quarterback Joe Burrow broke the single-season FBS record for most touchdown passes with his fourth passing TD in Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship against Clemson.
The record-breaking toss was a four-yard pass to tight end Thaddeus Moss – the son of Randy Moss – and gave LSU a 35-25 lead in the third quarter.
Burrow, this season’s Heisman winner, passed former Hawaii QB Colt Brennan’s mark of 58 TD passes. He also surpassed Brennan’s record of total touchdowns responsible for in a season with 64.
The senior got off to a slow start in the biggest game of his life, as Clemson was able to get to him with early pressure including a hit that appeared to shake him up heading into halftime.
But Burrow made the necessary adjustments, throwing for over 400 yards and (update) five TDs. The dynamic superstar accounted for six total scores on the night, having also run for a three-yard TD in the second quarter.
Burrow finished the title game with a total of 463 passing yards, completing 31-of-49 attempts. Remember, this was coming off of Burrow’s national semifinal performance when he threw for an astounding seven touchdowns and 493 yards against Oklahoma.
The clear-cut favorite to be the No. 1 pick in this April’s NFL draft, Burrow has taken the college football world by storm this season, ending the season with 60 total passing touchdowns.
It’s been a meteoric rise for the transfer from Ohio State, whose odds to win the Heisman opened as high as 200-1 coming into this season.
LSU Caps Perfect Season With Dominant Championship Game Performance
LSU overcame a slow start in Monday’s national championship game, blowing past the defending champion Clemson Tigers, 42-25.
The win capped a perfect 15-0 season for the LSU Tigers, completing one of the most dominating seasons in recent college football history.
Winners of two of the previous three title games, Clemson silenced the pro-LSU crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans with a first-quarter touchdown run by QB Trevor Lawrence.
Clemson would take a 10-point lead in the second quarter but that appeared to awaken LSU and Joe Burrow, as they ran off 21 unanswered to take a 28-17 lead at halftime.
LSU finished the game with a whopping 628 yards to Clemson’s 394.
The nation’s most prolific offense ended the year totaling 142 points in three games against top-five teams.