UPDATE: Well, that was certainly a performance for the ages. Joe Burrow finished the game with 393 passing yards and three touchdowns to go along with 64 rushing yards. LSU held off Alabama late to win 46-41.
The 2019 college football and NFL seasons got started with the notion of Tanking for Tua Tagovailoa. In Week 11 of the college season, that could be changing to Burrowing for Burrow.
LSU is thumping Alabama in the first half of their huge regular season showdown, and Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow is having a heck of a performance. He has completed 18 of 20 passes for 252 yards and three touchdowns en route to a 33-13 halftime lead.
LSU’s defense has been impressive, getting a key late first half interception of Tagovailoa. That set up Burrow’s third touchdown of the half, a solid pass to running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire. It followed a rushing touchdown by Edwards-Helaire 20 seconds of game time earlier.
The Crimson Tide find themselves facing their largest home deficit since 2000. Plenty can change, but Joe Burrow is having a signature performance in this one. He entered the game as the favorite to win the 2019 Heisman Trophy, with +125 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook. He’ll become the overwhelming favorite if this game holds up.
Additionally, it’s safe to say Burrow will shoot to the top of a host of mock drafts in the coming weeks. There’s plenty that can and will change between now and January, and then again by April’s 2020 NFL Draft, but he’s got serious momentum.