After the final touchdown of the 2019 season cruised to an easy win in a Marshall vs. Marshall battle, we head to a Jefferson vs. Jefferson showdown for the final matchup of the Big Dick Joe Region.
No. 4: Justin Jefferson’s 42-yard catch against Oklahoma
Why it should advance:
When Zach and I seeded these touchdowns, we thought it would be fun to make each of Justin Jefferson’s four touchdowns against Oklahoma the four 4 seeds, to commemorate the fact that Justin Jefferson really scored four (4) touchdowns in the first 20 minutes of a PLAYOFF game. Out of the four, this one might’ve been deserving of a higher ranking.
I mean look at that throw. Oooooooweeeee is that pretty. As if Joe Burrow’s 2019 campaign hadn’t been convincing enough, that throw alone should’ve had the Cincinnati Bengals GM going ahead and letting Roger Goodell know the pick is in. To drop the ball in that perfect spot while on the run, that’s literally unstoppable. It’s easy to pick on the OU defense in this game, but come on, what are they supposed to do right there?
No. 5: Justin Jefferson’s 21-yard strike vs. Texas
Why it should advance:
There are lots of things I love about football. But one of my favorite things for my football teams to do is score a touchdown in the final minute of the first half. After LSU pulled ahead 10-7 and forced a Texas punt with four and a half minutes left, it felt like LSU had a chance to do that. The offense was in a groove but stalled in the red zone and had to settle for a field goal. It felt like a big missed opportunity.
However, there was still just under two minutes left as Texas got the ball back. The defense forced a three and out punctuated by K’Lavon Chaisson’s massive third down sack. LSU got the ball one more time with 1:13 left. Most of us, still not fully adjusted to this new offense, worried there wasn’t enough time left. It only took 26 seconds and three plays to prove us wrong.
By this point we knew Burrow was a bonafide good quarterback, but this is probably the first jaw-dropping throw he made at LSU. This was the first time I thought to myself “Most quarterbacks can’t do what Joe Burrow just did.” To put the ball in that spot with the defender that tight and to do it right before the half??
This is the first matchup of two dimes in this bracket.
What was the better Joe Burrow touchdown?
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Justin Jefferson’s 42 yard bomb against Oklahoma
Justin Jefferson’s 21 yard strike vs. Texas