Burrow Wins Heisman Trophy
The most of the college football world gathered in New York City on Saturday night, where LSU’s Joe Burrow was named the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner. He beat out Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts and Ohio State’s Justin Fields and Chase Young.
After transferring from Ohio State, Burrow has been the Tigers’ starting quarterback for the past two seasons. In his first season, Burrow threw for 2894 yards and 16 touchdowns while leading LSU to a 10-3 record and #6 national ranking. This year, he put up video game-like numbers. He completed over 77% of his passes and threw for 4715 yards with 48 touchdowns. He leads the NCAA in nearly every statistical category for quarterbacks in 2019.
Burrow and the LSU offense have clearly benefited from the addition of passing game coordinator Joe Brady, this year’s Broyles Award winner. The program has a history of sub-par quarterback play, but Brady has transformed this offense into one of the most explosive in the country. The offense and Burrow have been a big reason why LSU is the top team in the nation and heading to the playoffs at 13-0.
The Tigers will take on the Oklahoma Sooners in the College Football Playoff semifinals on December 28.