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The Joe Burrow Touchdown Bracket: Day 21

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What was the best Joe Burrow touchdown of 2019? We’re asking you, the reader, to decide

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl - LSU v Oklahoma Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images

Day 21. We’ve been at this bracket for three whole weeks and we’re not stopping now. Like Walter White said, nothing’s stopping this train. We’ve reached the 4-seed in the Get the Nat region and you know what that means: it’s time to talk about another one of Justin Jefferson’s touchdowns in the Peach Bowl.

No. 4: Justin Jefferson’s 35-yard over the shoulder touchdown vs. Oklahoma

The context:

I’m almost out of superlatives to talk about Jefferson’s legendary game against Oklahoma. I mean just look at the numbers and remember he did this in a national semifinal: 14 catches, 237 yards, four touchdowns. Just ridiculous.

Anyway, this touchdown was Jefferson’s second of the game. What you might not remember is that this score came immediately after Jefferson dropping a Burrow pass. I suppose the drop was needed to throw us off the scent that Jefferson is actually a terminator sent from the year 2185 to destroy Oklahoma’s playoff dreams. It’s a really specific program sure, but I for one welcome our new robot overlords.

No. 13: Derrick Dillon’s 7-yard slant vs. Utah State

The context:

This was the first score of the Utah State game; LSU got the ball first and went 12 plays for 75 yards on its opening drive.

While the drive ended in a passing touchdown, the running backs did the heavy lifting for LSU. Clyde Edwards-Helaire showed he’s lethal getting a handoff and catching the ball out of the backfield, running for 28 yards and catching a 12 yard pass; and John Emery flashed his number one running back in America talent, getting eight yards on one carry and 12 on another though that rushing attempt was nullified by a hold on Thaddeus Moss. Emery also caught a 12-yard pass and even hurdled over the initial tackle attempt.

But it was Burrow and Derrick Dillon who ended the drive properly, with Burrow hitting Dillon in the end zone for the first of two touchdowns Dillon would score in 2019.

Poll

What was the better Joe Burrow touchdown

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  • 96%
    The 35-yard seam to Jefferson
    (215 votes)
  • 3%
    The 7-yard slant vs. Utah State
    (7 votes)
222 votes total Vote Now