Originally from Ohio and a former Ohio State Buckeye, Burrow is in New Orleans looking to lead his LSU Tigers to their first national championship since 2007 and the program’s fourth overall.
Burrow and the Tigers will take the field on Monday, January 13, at 8:00 p.m. EST. You can watch this game on ESPN and online using WatchESPN.
The Tigers will be taking on the undefeated Clemson Tigers who received some officiating help en route to taking down the Buckeyes, the then-undefeated Big Ten Champions.
As for Burrow, he’s the favorite to go No. 1 in the upcoming draft. It’s a rightful projection as the Heisman Trophy winner has been absolutely dominant in arguably the NCAA’s toughest football conference.
Even just a few weeks ago, Burrow showed on the national stage why he’s easily the top prospect. He accounted for not four or five or six but seven FIRST HALF touchdowns as the Tigers absolutely obliterated the Oklahoma Sooners.
Burrow ended the College Football Playoffs’ semifinal game with 493 yards and eight overall touchdowns, taking it easy in the second half as the Tigers had already locked up the primetime victory.
The Burrow-led Tigers will be the favorite as they have ran through the SEC and taken down powerhouses like Georgia and Alabama to go with Big 12 champions Oklahoma.
On the season, Burrow has 5,208 passing yards to go with 55 touchdowns and six interceptions. What’s arguably even more impressive is his 77.6 completion percentage, showing his top-tier accuracy.
With the Bengals having locked up the No. 1 overall pick, expect Burrow to be in Cincinnati’s Orange and Black sooner rather than later. That’s why Bengals’ fans should tune into Monday night’s NCAA championship game.