Editor’s note: today’s entry was incorrect, we’ve now put the correct two choices in here and created a new poll
Still no upsets in the Big Dick Joe region of the Burrow Bracket, but a 12-seed upsetting a 5-seed is a common occurrence in the NCAA Tournament. Will that trend continue today? Let’s get to the matchup.
Today we’re looking at a pair of Justin Jefferson touchdowns. We’re choosing between the back shoulder catch against Texas and his 7-yard toe drag against the Gators.
No. 5; Burrow’s 21-yard seam route to Justin Jefferson vs. Texas
There’s blood in the water late in the first half. LSU went on a 10-play drive that resulted in a Cade York field goal to put the Tigers up 13-7. Texas responds by going three and out highlighted by K’Lavon Chaisson sacking Sam Ehlinger for 12 yards. LSU gets the ball back at the Tiger 42 with 1:07 and a timeout with a chance to go up two scores.
Spoiler alert: they do.
LSU goes 58 yards in three plays. The drive starts with a completion to Chase for 19 that sets up the Tigers at Texas’s 39 and Jefferson takes over from there. Jets gets 18 on the second play of the drive and then on the very next play he runs a seam route out of the slot and Burrow puts an impressive amount of zip on the ball. Jefferson goes up, contorts his body like Jarvis Landry used to do and survives the impact.
No. 12: Burrow’s rollout to Justin Jefferson vs. Florida
The Gators aren’t shying away from Death Valley. After LSU scores on its opening possession of the game, Florida immediately responds with a touchdown of its own. The two then trade punts and we have a 7-7 game early in the second quarter.
Freshman running back John Emery gets a carry to start the drive for two. Burrow picks up 13 on the ground then hits Jefferson for 36 yards. Burrow goes right back to Jefferson and gets a pass interference call on Florida. That sets LSU up at the 16 and LSU goes run, this time calling Clyde Edwards-Helaires’ number who picks up nine.
The next play, Florida flushes Burrow out of the pocket, but Burrow rolls right and zips the ball in the perfect spot and Florida’s Trey Dean reacts a split second too late. Jefferson taps and drags his right foot and puts the Tigers back up 14-7.
What was the better Joe Burrow touchdown?
This poll is closed
The dart to Jefferson vs. Texas
Jefferson’s toe drag vs. Florida