Day 14 of our Joe Burrow bracket. Can you believe it? We’ve been at this for a fortnight now and we have so many more votes to go before we crown our winner.
Now that I’m all misty eyed let’s meet today’s choices. Today we’re voting between Thad Moss’s touchdown just before halftime in the national championship, and Burrow’s record tying 44th touchdown pass that he threw in the Texas A&M game.
No. 5 Thad Moss’s 6-yard curl vs. Clemson
This was truly an amazing drive by Burrow and the LSU offense. LSU has the ball on its own five-yard line and Burrow has 3:31 plus a pair of timeouts to work with before halftime. The drive starts with a bang: Clyde Edwards-Helaire gets 25 on first down. But LSU gets knocked backwards nine yards after Burrow is sacked. LSU has 3rd and 19 and Burrow’s pass to Terrace Marshall is incomplete, but Clemson’s Kendrick Derion is called for interference. 15 yards plus a first down and LSU has new life.
With this second chance, Burrow hits Ja’Marr Chase for 15 to get into Clemson territory. LSU gets one more first down before a pair of incompletions has LSU facing 3rd and 10 at the Clemson 35 with 21 seconds to play. LSU calls its final timeout of the half and draws up a perfect but gutsy play: a designed quarterback draw. Clemson brings the heat, but Burrow uses that to his advantage and gets into the second level with no issue; 29 yards later LSU has first and goal at the six. Clemson again calls a blitz and Burrow again beats it and finds Thad Moss standing all by his lonesome in the end zone to score a back breaking touchdown.
No. 12 Ja’Marr Chase’s 18-yard fade vs. Texas A&M
This is a sentimental moment for Burrow and LSU. This would be the last touchdown pass Burrow will throw in Tiger Stadium, and it also tied the SEC single-season record for touchdown passes.
By this point the game is out of hand but LSU is absolutely refusing to let up against Texas A&M. There’s still a score to settle and records to set so LSU keeps on throwing. Ja’Marr Chase is lined up in the slot and works his way downfield before fading to the end zone. Burrow throws it up and even with the A&M defensive back interfering with Chase, he still comes down with the ball and puts Burrow in the record book.
What was the better Joe Burrow touchdown?
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The 6-yard curl to Thad Moss vs. Clemson
The 18-yard goal line fade to Ja’Marr Chase vs. Texas A&M