And then there were eight. The Elite Eight of the Joe Burrow Touchdown Bracket is here, and the results so far have been interesting.
The eight touchdowns remaining come from six games: Texas, Florida, Auburn, Alabama, Georgia, and Clemson. That means all of the scores from Burrow’s emotional Senior Night against Texas A&M and his relentless firebombing of Oklahoma have been eliminated. Remember how excited we were about his statlines against Georgia Southern, Vanderbilt, and Utah State? Those are all afterthoughts now.
All four 1 seeds are just a victory away from the Final Four. Standing in their way are two 2 seeds, a 3 seed, and the Cinderella of the bracket: a 10 seed. We’ll get to that tomorrow.
Most matchups have been fairly lopsided. Besides a 94-92 thriller in the Round of 32, the smallest margins of victory have been around 20-30 votes. We’ll see if more disagreements arise as we pit some of the most iconic plays from Burrow’s legendary 2019 campaign against each other in the coming week.
Without further ado, let us determine the champion of the Big Dick Joe Region!
No. 1: Justin Jefferson’s 61 yard dagger on 3rd and 17 against Texas
Why it should advance:
Because it’s the overwhelming favorite right? “The Joe Burrow Touchdown Bracket” might seem like a mouthful, but “The Justin Jefferson 61 yard dagger on 3rd and 17 against Texas Invitational” wasn’t too great for SEO purposes.
But for real, this is the defining play of the best player and season in LSU football history. I don’t need to say anything else because it’s all been said before. You know it and you’ll never forget it.
No. 3: Terrace Marshall’s 24 yard Championship-sealing jump ball vs Clemson
Why it should advance:
Because then at least one 3 seed could defeat a 1 seed in a championship... am I right??
I remember after the Vandy game I kind of wished September would never end. I knew LSU’s offense would be better than year’s past in SEC play, but Burrow’s four-touchdown-per-game average would surely go down as LSU began to play legitimately good teams.
This touchdown pass to Terrace Marshall was Burrow’s 60th in 15 games. A four touchdown per game average.
This play was the final statistic. The final preposterous stat in a season defined by them. The finale. It’s emblematic of everything LSU did this year. Terrace Marshall was bigger and stronger than the freshman corner covering him. The world of college football was a freshman guarding LSU, a 6’ 4” five-star behemoth. They never had a chance.
What was the better Joe Burrow touchdown?
This poll is closed
Justin Jefferson’s iconic 61 yard score on 3rd and 17 vs Texas
Terrace Marshall’s 24 yard championship-sealing jump ball vs Clemson