ATLANTA, Ga. – The LSU Tigers returned to Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the second time in three weeks to play the Oklahoma Sooners in the Peach Bowl, and in their first College Football Playoff Appearance, the Bayou Bengals continued their historic scoring.
Heisman Trophy Winner Joe Burrow threw a record seven first half touchdowns against the Sooners as the Tigers went into halftime with a 49-14 lead. Of his seven touchdowns, wide receiver Justin Jefferson caught four of them, which broke a Peach Bowl record.
The Tigers’ defense also started the game strong, before their offense began to rout Oklahoma. On the first play of the game, linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson sacked Sooners’ quarterback Jalen Hurts, which led to a three-and-out and a short field for LSU’s first touchdown.
The Bayou Bengals won 63-28, and Burrow set a FBS record eight total touchdowns in a bowl game. Burrow’s passing numbers were 29/39 for 493 passing yards and seven touchdowns. Jefferson totaled 14 receptions for 227 yards and four touchdowns.
Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire was used sparingly and was not needed in the second half because of the Tigers’ halftime lead. Running back Chris Curry was the lead back for the Tigers’ ground game. Curry had 16 carries for 89 yards.
LSU will play the winner of the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl between Clemson and Ohio State.