Well just as it was with the first two regions of the Joe Burrow Bracket, the Get the Nat region’s No. 1 and 2 seeds advanced to the Round of 32 with ease. We haven’t seen any of the first two regions’ top-6 seeds face any trouble, let’s see if the trend continues today.
No. 3: Justin Jefferson’s 18-yard post vs. Mississippi State
You know it’s funny, this whole bracket is supposed to be a celebration and fond look back on all of Burrow’s touchdowns, but it seems like we talk more about the effort of the players on the receiving end of all these throws as opposed to the guy throwing them the ball.
That’s why I think this touchdown is a really impressive throw, and arguably the best throw from a pure “arm talent” standpoint Burrow had all season. ESPN’s Dan Orlovsky breaks down the play and you can watch him talk about the throw here.
Basically what Orlovsky says is that if you’re going to make that throw to Jefferson you better have the right amount of zip on the ball because a safety is going to be bearing down. And that’s what exactly what happens here, the Miss State safety makes a good break on the ball and is in position to make a play, but Burrow guns it in there in the perfect spot where only Jefferson can get it. This may not have been the most meaningful touchdown, but we haven’t seen an LSU quarterback make that good of a throw since Jamarcus Russell.
No. 14: Justin Jefferson’s 12-yard fade vs. Texas A&M
I’ve watched this play about 30 times and I’m still not sure what exactly Texas A&M did here. A&M’s Charles Davis presses Jefferson prior to Jefferson making his break and then Davis passes him off to safety help that’s not there. Leon O’Neal Jr., the young man with his hands up and head bowed in shame, is the one I’m assuming should have been there to pick up Jefferson after Davis passed him off. Oh well!
What was the better Joe Burrow touchdown?
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The seam post vs. Mississippi State
The fade vs. Texas A&M