The Second Round of the Joe Burrow Touchdown Bracket featured the most thrilling matchup of the tournament yet, with Thaddeus Moss’ 62-yard gallop through the Oklahoma defense mounting a late-hour comeback to beat a plucky 10 seed by TWO votes! TWO!
The third matchup of the Big Dick Joe region pits a pair of Terrace Marshall postseason scores against each other.
No. 3: Terrace Marshall’s 24-yard jump ball against Clemson
Why it should advance:
The exclamation point. The nail in the coffin. The final trip to the end zone for the most prolific offense in college football history, and the final touchdown thrown by the best player in LSU history, his 60th of the season.
Joe Burrow just threw his 60th TD pass of the year.— The Solid Verbal (@SolidVerbal) January 14, 2020
A combined 59.
SIXTY! That number is INSANE! If Joe Burrow had thrown 29 touchdowns in 2018 (which would’ve broken the school record) and 31 in 2019, there would have been a conversation to be had that he was the best QB in LSU history. This dude really went out and threw all those TDs in one season, and still had time to run for five more.
Now, these numbers have nothing to do with the actual play itself, so let’s talk about how awesome that was. LSU seemed to be moving down the field methodically on a drive that could potentially put the game out of reach. After a short pass to Justin Jefferson only gained a single yard on first down, you might’ve expected the offense to focus on just moving past the sticks on second down, and if not, at least they’d close.
But this is 2019 LSU. So they went straight to the end zone. Burrow saw that Clemson’s second-best corner was matched up on LSU’s third-best receiver.
In 2019, that’s an advantage for LSU.
No. 11: Terrace Marshall’s 4-yard quick slant vs Georgia
Why it should advance:
If Marshall’s TD vs Clemson gets credit for being the touchdown that capped off LSU’s season as a whole, then I think it’s only fair we recognize this score as the one that followed Burrow’s most impressive non-TD play of the season.
His scramble and heave to Justin Jefferson broke LSU Twitter more than any other play with a routine result. Georgia still somehow had enough resolve to hold our offense to a third and goal, but a pinpoint laser from Burrow through a football-sized window crushed whatever realistic comeback hopes they had left. It was that moment where LSU fans go from watching a football game to having a party at a football game.
What was the better Joe Burrow touchdown?
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Terrace Marshall’s championship-sealing jump ball
Marshall’s quick slant into a tight window