Written by: Colby Wonacott
Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local
Joe Burrow looked and played like a Heisman trophy winner in tonights dominating win over 4th ranked Georgia Bulldogs 37-10.
From the opening drive for the LSU Tigers, LSU did what they would eventually do the entire night, slice up the entire Georgia defense with accurate medium yardage throws, mixed in with good chunk runs from Clyde Edwards-Helaire, that would eventually lead to an LSU touchdown.
Ja’Marr Chase caught a 23-yard pass from Joe Burrow
When hired, Ed Oregon said he had to improve his line play on the offensive side and defensive side. So Coach Oregon and his coaching staff went on the recruiting trail to improve the line play. Well, boy did that pan out in tonight’s game, Joe Burrow had time to examine the field and throw it to the open receiver. Some plays, Burrow had 6+ seconds standing back there waiting for a receiver to get open. The LSU O-line deserves all the credit in the world preventing the Georgia Defense from getting pressure on Joe Burrow. Georgia recorded only 2 sacks in the entire game according to ESPN.
The LSU offense would strike again late in the 1st quarter going up on the Bulldogs 14-0.
Terrace Marshall Jr. caught a 7-yard pass from Joe Burrow
Burrow at one point in the 1st quarter had 9 straight completions including one to himself, accidentally, that he caught and then ran for a 16 yard gain. The football gods were clearly on Joe Burrow’s side tonight if a tipped pass will be caught by the quarterback causing a big gain.
The LSU defense, specifically the defensive line that would not let the dangerous Bulldog running attack get going.
D’Andre Swift, Georgia’s most dangerous offensive weapon, had 1,190 yards going into this game according to Rotowire. He was held to only 13 yards rushing and 18 yards receiving for the night with zero touchdowns.
James Cook, the little brother of Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was Georgia’s best runner today, in which he had only 23 yards rushing. Truthfully, most of those yards coming in garbage time late in the 4th quarter. LSU defense summed up in one word would be, destructive.
Georgia QB Jake Fromm injured his left ankle in the middle of the second quarter which obviously bothered him throughout the game. Whenever he would throw, he would try not to put weight on that ankle, causing Fromm’s throws to be inaccurate. Jake Fromm threw two interceptions to freshman cornerback Derek Stingley, who will be the next great LSU defensive back, mark my words. Stingley is a stud.
LSU came into the 2nd half came just how they ended the 1st half, scoring points and not letting Georgia do so. Joe Burrow would throw 2 more touchdown passes the rest of the game.
Terrace Marshall caught a 4-yard TD pass & Justin Jefferson caught a 8-yard pass from Joe Burrow
Burrow had his Heisman moment when late in the 3rd quarter, Georgia blitz and forced Burrow to scramble out the pocket towards the left, seeing nothing but a Bulldog D-lineman, Burrow spun to his right throwing on the run to an open LSU receiver who ran all the way inside the 5-yard line. It was an electrifying play that sent the Georgia fans to the flood gates. Of course, he capped that play with a TD. Nothing would stop Mr. Joe Burrow tonight. Nothing!
Georgia finally got in the endzone tonight when Fromm threw to 5-star freshman George Pickens who got suspended for the 1st half after an incident that involved him in last week’s rivalry game vs Georgia tech. He made an immediate impact when he entered the game, Georgia clearly missed him in the 1st half. To make things worse for the Georgia offense, star Georgia kicker Blankenship, the leading scorer in school history missed 2 field goal attempts.
On To The Playoffs
LSU: Most import units on a football team are the O-line and D-line, and LSU seemingly has those 2 parts locked in right now. Along with thw magical season that Joe Burrow is having, it will be very hard to bet against Coach Ed Oregon’s LSU Tigers against any opponent that stands in their way.