LSU's Joe Burrow probably would have preferred a less painful turning point in the Fiesta Bowl, but the quarterback will take the shift nonetheless.
About halfway through the first quarter of LSU's matchup with UCF with the Tigers trailing 7-3, Burrow had a chance to put LSU ahead. However, he threw an interception to Brandon Moore at the UCF seven-yard line that was returned for a touchdown.
During the return, Burrow took a massive (but legal) hit from Knights defensive lineman Joey Connors as he pursued Moore.
Since that hit though, LSU and Burrow have been on fire.
Burrow closed out the first half by going 10-for-17 for 190 yards and three touchdowns to give the Tigers a 24-21 lead going into the break.
In addition to the crushing legal hit on the block, Burrow also took an illegal shot after he started rolling.
At halftime, Burrow was 12-for-23 for 221 yards, three scores and a pick.
In the second half, Burrow went 9-for-11 for 173 yards and another touchdown to help LSU hold on for a 40-32 victory. He finished the game with 394 yards and four touchdowns while going 21-for-34 on his pass attempts.
The win snapped UCF's 25-game winning streak.