LSU Tiger’s Road to Glory


LSU celebrates their championship win

This past month the LSU Tigers were crowned as the national champions of the college football nation. They finished the season with a perfect 15-0 behind their Heisman-trophy winning quarterback, Joe Burrow. This was LSU’s first National Championship since 2011, when they won a nail biting final versus the Alabama Crimson Tide ending 9-6 in favor of LSU in overtime, after a chip-shot field goal winner.
LSU started their season with a bang, beating Georgia Southern 55-3 with LSU’s QB, Joe Burrow, throwing for 5 TD passes on 278 yards and Justin Jefferson and Terrace Marshall Jr. combining for a total of 118 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns.
For the next four weeks they went on a scoring clinic, scoring a total of 173 points in three games. Joe Burrow had a total 1,586 yards in these games, airing out 14 touchdowns on only 3 interceptions. Cementing their place in the top 10 of the College Football Rankings for that week.
The next week, the 9th seed Florida Gators came down to Louisiana, who was sitting at number 5 in the rankings. This was the 66th game between the rivals, the last time the two sides met Florida took the win 27-19. This time it was a little different, LSU took the win in style, beating out the Gators 42-28. With Burrow going for 3 TD passes on 293 yards passing, and Clyde Edwards-Helarie also had a huge show out having 134 yards rushing, including 2 TDs rushing.
Two weeks later they squared up against their long time rivals Auburn. This game is known for always being close, and this year they didn’t disappoint, ending the game 23-20 in favor of LSU. Joe Burrow had a fairly unimpressive game only throwing for 1 touchdown and throwing 1 interception. But Clyde Edwards-Helaire had another monster game rushing for 136 yards and scored one touchdown, in the nailbiter.

Thaddeus Moss celebrates in the endzone with his teammates against Clemson.

After a scare the previous week, LSU had to gear up for the biggest game of the regular season against their long time rivals the Alabama Crimson Tide. Alabama had won the last 8 straight games against LSU, their longest streak since 1981. For both teams, this was an opportunity to move into the number 1 seed with the season coming to an end, and also keep their undefeated seasons alive. Both teams had huge offensive show outs with Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa throwing 4 touchdown passes with 1 interception, LSU QB Joe Burrow also aired out 3 touchdown passes, and his running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushing for 140 yards and 1 touchdown. LSU went on to take their first victory over Alabama in 9 years 46-41 and extend their undefeated run.
Soon after LSU trampled the number 4 and 5 seeds, Oklahoma and Georgia, in consecutive weeks. They blew both of them out, with LSU beating Georgia 37-10, and in the following week beating Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl 63-28. With these wins, they became favorites to bring back the ‘Natty’ to Louisiana. They were set to meet Trevor Lawrence and the Clemson Tigers in the CFB Championships in the Mercedes Benz-Superdome on the 13th of January. After Clemson came back against 3 seed Ohio State in the semifinal game.
This was the final test for the LSU Tigers, the game that would define their season and their legacy. This was the game where the big names had to show up, and like usual they did. Joe Burrow, the recently named Heisman trophy winner, came up with a Heisman performance. He threw for 5 touchdowns and even took one in by himself, and while doing that he broke the FBS record for most touchdown throws in a single season with 59! With all this, LSU went on to win their highly coveted trophy and write a perfect ending to the perfect season, finishing off the season 15-0.