Joe Burrow makes history: Tigers QB ties LSU's single-season TD record in less than 7 games
Joe Burrow didn't need 13 or 14 games to supplant two huge names in LSU's record books. He didn't even need half of that.
In just seven games, the Tigers' senior quarterback tied the school's single-season touchdown record, which had been set at 28 by Matt Mauck in 2008 and then matched by JaMarcus Russell in 2006.
Burrow tied the record with a 37-yard touchdown pass on the Tigers' second drive after halftime. It's just the latest accolade in Burrow's second year in Baton Rouge after he transferred from Ohio State, and comes amid an offensive boom and the team's ascension to No. 2 in the country.
Burrow approached the record with a 60-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Racey McMath in the second quarter. No. 27 came on an 8-yard pass to Ja'Marr Chase before halftime.
And here's Joe Burrow with the 8-yard strike to Ja'Marr Chase for TD No. 27 this season (it's the 9th for Chase).- Jeff Nowak (@Jeff_Nowak) October 19, 2019
One more to tie JaMarcus Russell and Matt Mauck at the top with 28. pic.twitter.com/fBy7nJnfSb
Burrow has five more regular season games to build on his totals, which he reached so quickly on the back of several other record-setting performances. Burrow tied LSU's record for passing touchdowns in a game with five in the Tigers' season-opener against Georgia Southern, matching the mark set by Zach Mettenberger in 2013. He hit that mark against when facing Utah State four games later, but it was only good for No. 2 that time. He set a new record a week earlier with six touchdown passes in a blowout win over Vanderbilt the week earlier.
Burrow is also deep in the conversation for the Heisman Trophy and has been named the SEC Player of the Month four times this season, which is also an LSU record.
Only two other quarterbacks in program history have won the weekly award three times in a single season, according to the school: Tommy Hudson in 1989 and JaMarcus Russell in 2006.
Burrow's touchdown connections to both Justin Jefferson (14 touchdowns) and Chase (12) each rank in the top 8 in program history.LSU SINGLE-SEASON PASSING TDs
- *28 - Joe Burrow (2019)
- 28 - JaMarcus Russell (2006)
- 28 - Matt Mauck (2003)
- 22 - Tommy Hodson (1989)
- 22 - Zach Mettenberger (2015)
- 21 - Matt Flynn (2007)
- 19 - Tommy Hodson (1986)
- 18 - Herb Tyler (1998)
- 18 - Rohan Davey (2001)
- 17 - Jordan Jefferson (2009)
- 17 - Josh Booty (2000)
- 17 - Alan Risher (1982)
- 69 - Tommy Hodson (1986-89)
- 52 - Jamarcus Russell (2004-06)
- *44 - Joe Burrow (2018-19)
- 40 - Herb Tyler (1995-98)
- 37 - Matt Mauck (2001-03)
- 35 - Zach Mettenberger (2011-13)
- 34 - Jamie Howard (1992-95)
- 34 - Jordan Jefferson (2008-11)
- 32 - Jarrett Lee (2008-11)
- 31 - Alan Risher (1980-82)
- 31 - Matt Flynn (2004-07)
- 23 - JaMarcus Russell-Dwayne Bowe
- 21 - Tommy Hodson-Wendell Davis
- 15 - Zach Mettenberger-Jarvis Landry
- *14 - Joe Burrow-Justin Jefferson
- 14 - Tommy Hodson-Tony Moss
- 14 - Matt Mauck-Devery Henderson
- 13 - Tommy Hodson-Eddie Fuller
- 13 - Rohan Davey-Josh Reed
- 12 - JaMarcus Russell-Early Doucet
- *12 - Joe Burrow-Ja'Marr Chase
- 11 - Jordan Jefferson-Brandon LaFell
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