Tiger Bowl: Reigning champion Clemson hoping to keep 29-game winning streak aliv…
Louisiana State quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow has the top-ranked Tigers clinging to a 28-25 lead over reigning champion Clemson in the national championship game after throwing three touchdowns and running for another at the Superdome in New Orleans on Monday night.
In addition to gaining 55 rushing yards in the first half, Burrow completed 16 of 28 passes for 270 yards to give LSU a 28-17 lead going into halftime.
Receiver Ja’Marr Chase has been particularly helpful for Burrow and LSU coach Ed Orgeron, hauling in six passes for 162 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Burrow, the likely top pick in April’s NFL Draft, added a six-yard touchdown pass to Thaddeus Moss, the son of retired Minnesota Vikings legend Randy Moss. That play gave Burrow 58 touchdown passes for the season, breaking the NCAA FBS single-season record set by Hawaii’s Colt Brennan in 2006.
Clemson responded in the third quarter with a three-yard touchdown run by Travis Etienne coupled with a two-point conversion pass from quarterback Trevor Lawrence to receiver Amari Rodgers to cut LSU’s lead to 28-25.
Lawrence, a sophomore and potential top pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, added a rushing…