Well still no drama in the Cigar Region of our Joe Burrow Bracket. Yesterday you all gave the edge to Joe Burrow’s quarterback draw against Auburn, the region’s 3-seed, over a pretty cool throw on the run to Terrace Marshall in the Northwestern State game.
Today we’re putting another one of Burrow’s touchdown passes to Justin Jefferson in the Peach Bowl against a five-yard touchdown run he scored against Northwestern State.
No. 4: 30-yard jump ball to Justin Jefferson vs. Oklahoma
We’ve talked at length about how Oklahoma was in over their heads against LSU that afternoon in Atlanta. The Sooners’ game plan on defense was to take away Ja’Marr Chase which I suppose they did. Congratulations Oklahoma you held Chase to two catches for 61 yards.
Apparently that’s where the game plan stopped because Justin Jefferson burnt the Sooner secondary to the ground much like General Sherman did to the city of Atlanta. Jefferson had 14 catches for 227 yards and those aforementioned four touchdowns.
Jefferson’s fourth touchdown came off the heels of Kary Vincent Jr. intercepting Jalen Hurts. This is the play where it’s a throw to CeeDee Lamb in the flat and Lamb tosses it back to Hurts to try a flea flicker. But the play takes too long to develop and Vincent uses his track speed to come away with the interception.
What you might not remember is that the LSU was behind the chains twice on this drive. LSU had a 1st and 23 and 3rd and 18 and overcame both. Burrow finds Chase (maybe if covering Chase is the game plan actually cover him?????) to pick up the third and long; one play later, Burrow hits Jefferson who then gives Oklahoma a counting lesson.
No. 13: Burrow’s five-yard RPO vs. Northwestern State
LSU’s opening drive of the second half ended with points and it happened in a blink. The drive opens with a 48-yard completion to Justin Jefferson. Terrace Marshall gets a second first down in as many plays with a 13 yard gain. With first and 10 at the Demon 13, Clyde Edwards-Helaire gets his number called and picks up eight. One play later, Burrow shows the give to Edwards-Helaire then keeps at the last second and gets into the end zone with ease.
What was the better Joe Burrow touchdown?
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The 30-yard jump ball to Justin Jefferson vs. Oklahoma
The five-yard keeper vs. Northwestern State