Apparently sweeping the college football awards and breaking SEC records wasn’t enough for Joe Burrow and the No. 1 Tigers.
The reigning Heisman Trophy winner decided to shatter the College Football Playoff records — and only took a half to do it.
Burrow passed for 403 yards and seven touchdowns before the Tigers went to the locker room for the mid-game break. Both of those were College Football Playoff single game records and his seven TD passes tied Central Michigan’s Cooper Rush for the most touchdown passes in any Bowl Game. Rush tossed seven scores in the 2014 Bahamas Bowl.
He threw four of those touchdown passes to Justin Jefferson who tied the school record, set by his teammate Ja’Marr Chase earlier in the season, for touchdown receptions with 18 for the year.
Jefferson’s touchdown total tied four other players for the most scored in any Bowl game and Sony Michel’s 2017 record for touchdowns scored in a College Football Playoff game.
Burrow also broke the record for longest completed pass when he connected with Tight end Thaddeus Moss for a 62-yard second quarter touchdown.