A quarter of the Sweet 16 is set. The Big Dick Joe region of our Joe Burrow touchdown bracket had a fair bit of drama, as a frisky No. 10 seed came three votes shy of upsetting a No. 2 seed and a No. 5 beat a No. 4. So the Big Dick Joe side of things has a 1, 2, 3 and 5 left standing.
Now we turn our attention back to the Cigar Region. The Region’s No. 1 seed, Clyde Edwards-Helare’s wheel route against Alabama, advanced comfortably to the next round. After having a whole month off will it flex its muscle one more time and advance? Let’s get to today’s vote.
No. 1: Clyde Edwards-Healire’s 13-yard back breaker vs. Alabama
Why it should advance:
Of all the 65 touchdowns we’ve spent the past month or so talking about, this is without a doubt the most pleasing, heart-stopping, cathartic of them all. Watching Clyde slip out of the backfield and catch that ball with nobody around him felt GOOD.
Being up 26-13 on Alabama late in the first half wasn’t enough for LSU. Intercepting Tua and getting the ball back with 11 seconds to play? Close, but still not quite enough. Getting the ball and IMMEDIATELY going up 20 on the team that has made your life hell the past decade? Now we’re talking.
This is the football version of John Wick getting back at the guys who killed his dog. This is Ralphie from A Christmas Story beating up Scott Farkus. This is Bane breaking Batman’s back over his knee. Pick whatever ass whopping analogy and it’s that play.
No. 8: 25-yard drop in the bucket to Ja’Marr Chase
Why it should advance:
Look if we’re asking what’s the better touchdown this has the higher degree of difficulty and that’s got to count for something.
Is this throw to Chase against little ole Utah State more significant than the Edwards-Helaire touchdown? No, but look at this throw. Throwing a fade route to the end zone fails like 85 percent of the time but this beaut is the exception. Watch how mechanical the whole play is: the snap, faking the give, cocking the shoulders and dropping a dime into Chase’s hands. LSU was a machine in 2019, this play right here was just another example of it firing on all cylinders.
What was the better Joe Burrow touchdown
This poll is closed
Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s 13-yard wheel route vs. Alabama
Ja’Marr Chase’s 25-yard deep fade vs. Utah State