The championship match of the Cigar Region is nearly set as yesterday’s 1-seed, Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s wheel route against Alabama, advanced to the Elite Eight comfortably. Today we’re choosing between scores against the other school in Alabama, Auburn University as we have a rare 3-10 Sweet 16 matchup.
No. 10: Terrace Marshall’s 20-yard fade against Auburn
Why it should advance:
Because we’ve spent so much of this bracket series praising Ja’Marr Chase for roasting a pair of first round picks, Florida’s CJ Henderson picked by the Jacksonville Jaguars ninth overall and Clemson’s AJ Terrell taken 16th by the Atlanta Falcons, that we’ve forgotten that Terrace Marshall did that to yet ANOTHER first round pick, Auburn’s Noah Igbinoghene, picked 30th by the Miami Dolphins. I don’t know if there’s any way of proving this, but I feel like the 2019 LSU receivers set a record for taking lunch money from future NFL defensive backs.
While Chase would blow past guys, Marshall used a truly frightening combination of size and speed to just bully defensive backs. Here for example, Marshall has five inches on Igbinoghene and you see the result. Igbinoghene covering Terrace Marshall is like me trying to guard Rebeus Hagrid, we’re both losing every time and probably in humuliating fashion each time. Igbinoghene gets a face full of Tiger Stadium grass, while Marshall scores a touchdown and puts LSU ahead in a back-and-forth top-10 game.
No. 3: Burrow’s seven-yard draw against Auburn
Why it should advance:
Because sometimes in a game like this one against Auburn where the conditions are muddy and the passing game isn’t as effective as it normally is, it’s good to resort to good ole, ground and pound, MAN FOOTBAW football. I mean hey, this is LSU right? Three yards and a cloud of dust, or should I say clump of mud, is how we played the game for 125 years.
And there’s also something sweet about Burrow getting into the end zone with his legs untouched, That Auburn front four had some absolute DUDES on it and for Burrow to slip right past Derrick Brown and Marlon Davidson is particularly satisfying. It’s one of the best uses of Burrow’s legs all season.
What was the better Joe Burrow touchdown?
This poll is closed
Terrace Marshall’s fade vs. Auburn
Burrow’s keeper vs. Auburn