Joe Burrow and the top-ranked LSU Tigers superior to the College Football Playoff National Championship following a decisive 63-28 win over No. 4 Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl on Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Burrow, who gained the Heisman Trophy earlier this month, threw seven touchdowns in the first half and ran for an extra ranking in the Tigers’ blowout victory. He achieved 29-of-39 passes for 493 yards sooner than he was modified by backup signal-caller Myles Brennan with under 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter.
Burrow’s seven touchdown passes have been most likely essentially the most in one half of a bowl recreation by any participant in FBS historic previous and tied the report for most likely essentially the most in a bowl matchup. His eight entire scores marked most likely essentially the most in a bowl recreation all-time and most in recreation in SEC historic previous.
The Tigers’ offense had no problem shifting the ball no matter having fun with heavy hearts. Before Saturday’s recreation, LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger found that his daughter-in-law, sports activities actions reporter Carley McCord, was amongst 5 people killed in a Louisiana airplane crash.
The small airplane that carried McCord was touring to Atlanta for the playoff recreation nonetheless went down shortly after takeoff. Ensminger was seen with tears working down his cheeks all through pre-game warm-ups nonetheless generally known as performs alongside passing recreation coordinator Joe Brady when the game began.
“He’s the MVP right now,” LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said of Ensminger at halftime with the Tigers principal 49-14.
LSU broad receiver Justin Jefferson served as Burrow’s main aim in the direction of the Sooners. The duo related for 4 touchdowns in the first half, defending 19, 35, 42 and 30 yards. Jefferson’s 4 receiving scores have been most likely essentially the most by a participant in the Peach Bowl and CFP semifinal recreation.
Burrow associated with Terrace Marshall Jr. for 2 additional touchdowns and situated tight end, Thaddeus Moss, for an extra ranking. Jefferson accomplished with 14 receptions for 227 yards.
Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts achieved 15-of-31 passes for 217 yards and an interception. He added 14 carries for 43 yards and two touchdowns on the underside.
Sooner’s tailback Kennedy Brooks recorded 35 rushing yards and one ranking on 10 carries. Standout receiver CeeDee Lamb had a team-high 4 catches for 119 yards.
With the Tigers’ win, LSU will play the winner of Saturday night’s completely different CFP semifinal contest between No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Clemson on the Fiesta Bowl. The nationwide title recreation will occur Jan. 13 in New Orleans.