Tigers Pummel Sooners to Advance to Championship Game

Tigers Pummel Sooners to Advance to Championship Game

The Tigers pummel Sooners. LSU opened the Peach Bowl as a 13.5 point favorite. From the beginning, Joe Burrow carved the Sooners defense into pieces. Burrow tossed 7 TDs in the first half and a little over 400 yards. Out of those 7 TDs, Justin Jefferson caught an unprecedented four of them. The Tigers offense moved the ball at will on the Sooners defense. Joe Burrow showed why he won the Heisman Trophy and possibly the top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Jalen Hurts was the runner-up to the Heisman and the Tigers frustrated him all night. Hurts completed less than 50% of his throws, didn’t throw a touchdown pass and threw for 217 yards. Hurts has been a problem running the ball, but LSU stopped that also. He finished with just 43 yards on the ground on just 14 carries. LSU carried a 49-14 lead into halftime.

LSU opened the second half with the ball, and they continued their onslaught. Joe Burrow scored, but this time it was with his legs. Burrow finished the drive with a 3-yard run to put LSU up 56-14. Oklahoma managed to score on a 12 yard TD run by Jalen Hurts. LSU went the conservative route as they entered the fourth quarter. Many didn’t understand why Burrow was in the game this late as the Tigers had the game won. Oklahoma forced a fumble and that was enough to pull him in fear of injury. After Oklahoma scored to make it 56-28, the Tigers second unit punched it in for another touchdown. John Emery Jr. scored on a 6 yard run with less than four minutes remaining. LSU went up 63-28 and that was the final score.

Joe Burrow set five records in the game as he finished with 493 yards passing and 7 TDs tossed. Justin Jefferson set a pair also en route to his 14 catch, 227 yards and 4 TD performance. LSU will face the winner of the Fiesta Bowl on Monday, January 13th.

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