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Joe Burrow: Offense Still Has Room For Improvement, Will Stay Dominant On The Pass

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NCAA Football: Northwestern State at Louisiana State Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The LSU Tigers put another dominant win in the books as they topped the Northwestern State Demons, 65-14 on Saturday night in Tiger Stadium,

Quarterback Joe Burrow made it clear earlier on in the offseason that he thought LSU could put up 40-60 points per game in 2019 under the guidance of passing game coordinator Joe Brady and a fast-paced offense.

Such has held true through the first three weeks of the season.

Despite the fact his offense put up 65 points on Northwestern State on Saturday night, Burrow still sees plenty of room for improvement — specifically within himself.

“...I still feel like we could have executed better tonight. I was disappointed in myself on the two-minute drill both times. I took a sack and threw an interception.”

Burrow continued to knock himself for second quarter turnover despite the fact he was 21-of-24 passes for 373 yards, with two passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdowns.

“Whenever I throw an interception, I’m pretty upset with myself. So, I wasn’t very happy coming off the field. There’s a lot to be happy about too.”

Burrow was asked if the Tigers would find more of a balance between the rush and the pass ahead of SEC play, but we should expect to see more of the same.

“I think this is who we are as an offense,” Burrow said. “We’re going to throw the ball to open up the run. We still run for over 100 yards every game, so we’re gonna take what the defense gives us, we’re gonna take our quick passes and our deep shots, and that’s gonna open up the run game for us.”

While LSU has been solid on the run so far with 350 yards of rushing offense this season, Burrow is confident in what the team has accomplished in the air and wants to keep pushing forward with it.

It’s possible that not everyone will be quite as pleased with that as the quarterback is, though.

“I know Clyde (Edwards-Helaire) won’t like me saying this, but I want to throw the ball every time. I think our detection is good enough and I think our receivers are good enough.”

The Tigers will see SEC action for the first time this season when they travel to Nashville to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores next week.