Burrow Backs Up Heisman Trophy w/Record-Breaking Performance
With all eyes watching, the presumed top pick in next April's NFL Draft did nothing to hurt his stock on Saturday night.
With the Heisman Trophy already in tow, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow put on a performance like we've never seen in the still brief history of the College Football Playoff. The top ranked Tigers were a two-score favorite against Oklahoma and anyone who wagered on the SEC champs would have barely broken any kind of sweat watching how quickly LSU jumped out to a lead. By halftime, LSU had scored 49 points and Burrow had connected for all seven of his TD passes, four of them to Justin Jefferson.
There is a history of underwhelming and even losing history of Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks on the National Championship stage and no winner of college football's most-prized, personal accomplishment has ever won the title in the CFP format.
Burrow will get the chance to be the first on Monday, January 13 as LSU rolled past Oklahoma in the semifinals, 63-28.