LSU’s Joe Burrows throws record seven TD passes in first half vs. Sooners
Joe Burrows just pulled off the most dominant half in College Football Playoff history.
The 2019 Heisman Trophy winner just annihilated the Oklahoma Sooners in the first half of their College Football Playoff game. The 23-year-old QB — and likely top overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft — threw for seven touchdowns and 403 passing yards in the first half alone versus the No. 4 overall ranked Sooners.
Not only do the Tigers hold a 49-14 lead at halftime, Burrows broke numerous records. The seven touchdown passess are an LSU and College Football Playoff record.
Make that 7 TD’s in the 1st half… pic.twitter.com/a7bV3py7lH
— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) December 28, 2019
Not only that, but Burrows has tied the SEC single-game record for TD passes and has tied the record for most TD passes in any bowl game. Keep in mind, he did this all in the first half alone. There’s still one full half left to play in the game.
Joe Burrow has…
– 7 passing touchdowns, an LSU single-game record and tied for the SEC single-game record.
– Tied for the most pass TD ever in any bowl.
– 403 passing yards.
All in one half.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 28, 2019
The 6-foot-4 Burrows is projected to be the top overall draft pick and his hometown Cincinnati Bengals happen to hold the top draft pick for the 2020 NFL Draft. With Andy Dalton likely in his final year with the Bengals and with Cincinnati rebuilding, it’s a no-brainer for the franchise to hit the reset button and draft college football’s top prospect.
Another interesting tidbit is that the NCAA record for TD passes is 11, set by David Klingler of the University of Houston. If Burrows maintains his current pace, he’ll obviously shatter that record — in a bowl game, no less.