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The Joe Burrow Touchdown Bracket: Day 28

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

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 19 LSU at Mississippi State Photo by John Korduner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Sometimes I think we forget just how quickly Joe Burrow demolished the LSU single season touchdown record. The record was 28 shared by Jamarcus Russell (2006) and Matt Mauck (2003). Burrow broke the record in game seven. His personal record, 60, almost definitely will stand forever in LSU history. Think about that, next year Myles Brennan could pass Mauck and Russell’s mark, end the year with 30 and that would still be half of what Burrow did. The 2019 season was special, we need to appreciate having gotten to watch truly the greatest season ever.

No. 3 Derrick Dillon’s 37-yard go route vs. Mississippi State

The context:

Don’t have a lot to work with from the few replays I could find (damn you CBS), but at this point in the game, LSU’s in control. It took some time, but the offense is starting to look more like the group we had come to expect, and Mississippi State’s offense can’t keep up.

One reason why Burrow went first in the draft was because of how well he moves in the pocket, and it’s not just scrambling to the left or right. Burrow’s masterful at climbing up in the pocket to get out of pressure and here against the Bulldogs he works his way basically to the line of scrimmage and finds a streaking Derrick Dillon at the back of the end zone. And credit to Dillon for making that catch, if he can flash that moving forward, he might earn himself a roster spot with the New York Giants.

No. 14: Justin Jefferson’s 4-yard out vs. Vanderbilt

The context:

I’m not sure what’s more impressive about LSU’s showing against Vanderbilt. Is it that they scored 28 points in the first quarter alone or that they picked up a combined 66 yards on its first two plays from scrimmage? I feel like the answer’s “yes.” Burrow hits Ja’Marr Chase for 20 on a slant route to start the game, then Clyde Edwards-Heliare takes a handoff for 46 yards on the second snap.

Things slow down for about two seconds when LSU’s next two plays only pick up five yards, but on third and goal at the four, Burrow finds Jefferson running all by himself in the flat and Jefferson ties the game at seven.

Poll

What was the better Joe Burrow touchdown?

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  • 94%
    The seam to Dillon vs. Miss State
    (181 votes)
  • 5%
    The out to Jefferson vs. Vanderbilt
    (11 votes)
192 votes total Vote Now