By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The LSU Tigers advancing to their home state to play in the National Championship. The Tigers will have the home field advantage, as the game will be played in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The (1) Tigers defeated (4) Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday afternoon in the College Football Playoff Semifinal. The Tigers won 63-28 in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
According to ESPN’s Stats & Information, the Tigers 63 points tied the bowl record by an SEC team. Auburn Tigers previously had 63 points in the 2018 Music City Bowl against the Purdue Boilermakers.
It was pure domination in this contest that the Tigers also set numerous College Football Playoff records. In fact, Joe Burrow had five of those records.
CFB Records Broken in this contest:
- Joe Burrow: Eight Touchdowns Responsible
- Joe Burrow: Seven Touchdown Passes
- Joe Burrow: 403 Passing Yards in a Half
- Joe Burrow: 493 Passing Yards
- Joe Burrow: 515 Total Yards
- Justin Jefferson: Four Touchdown Receptions
- Justin Jefferson: 227 Receiving Yards
- 49 Points in the First Half
- 63 Points in a Game
- 692 Team Total Yards
Burrow, the Tigers quarterback, went 29 of 39 for 493 yards. He also had seven touchdown passes.
Chris Curry had 16 carries for 89 yards. Justin Jefferson had 14 receptions for 227 yards and four touchdowns.
Sooners quarterback Jalen Hurts went 15 of 31 for 217 yards. He also had one interception.
Hurts had 14 carries for 43 yards and two touchdowns. CeeDee Lamb had four receptions for 119 yards.
Both teams scored 14 points in the second half. Hurts scored on a 12-yard rushing touchdown.
T.J. Pledger had a one-yard rushing touchdown.
Tigers’ Burrow scored on a three-yard rushing touchdown. John Emery Jr. had a six-yard rushing touchdown.
LSU led 49-14 at halftime. Burrow hit Jefferson for a 19-yard touchdown reception. Burrow also hit Terrace Marshall Jr. for an eight-yard touchdown reception.
Burrow hit Jefferson for a 35-yard touchdown reception. Burrow connected with Jefferson for a 42-yard touchdown reception. They also connected for a fourth touchdown, as Burrow hit Jefferson for a 30-yard touchdown reception.
The Athens, Ohio native also hit Thaddeus Moss for a 62-yard touchdown reception. Burrow also hit Marshall Jr. for a two-yard touchdown reception.
Sooners’ Hurts scored on a two-yard rushing touchdown. Kennedy Brooks also scored on a three-yard rushing touchdown.