The first seat at the final four of the Burrow Bracket has been claimed. Last night the No. 1 overall seed, 3rd and 17 against Texas, continued its dominant stretch through the Big Dick Joe region and crushed the No. 3 seed by taking 86 percent of the vote.
Today we’re declaring a winner for the Cigar Region. Will it be the No. 1 seed, or will the 10 seed’s Cinderella run continue to the Final Four? Let’s get to the vote.
No. 1: Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s 13-yard fatality vs. Alabama
Why it should advance:
Because it gave LSU a 20-point lead on its biggest rival in their own damn building. Because it was the transfer quarterback running an offense we never thought LSU would ever run connecting to the running back many thought was too small to play.
Alabama is without a doubt the program of the 2010s. LSU has the misfortune of not merely being in the same conference as Alabama, but the same division. Any and all goals LSU sets for themselves has to include getting through the Tide, and for far too long the end result was LSU getting noogied.
But on November 9, LSU finally had enough.
No. 10: Terrace Marshall’s 20-yard fade vs. Auburn
Because from a degree of difficulty standpoint, this is the better throw. Remember, Marshall’s getting interfered with and still comes away with the ball. Is there a better metaphor for the LSU offense than that?
The Auburn game was the closest one LSU would play all season long, and the other Tigers did the impossible: they kept LSU from scoring for the entire first quarter. Sure it may have taken a little longer for the LSU offense to arrive, but like Julie Andrews said in the iconic Princess Diaries 2; Royal Engagement “a queen is never late. Everyone else is simply early.”
What was the better Joe Burrow touchdown?
This poll is closed
The 13-yard wheel route vs. Alabama
The 20-yard fade vs. Auburn