Joe Burrow and the LSU Tigers needed 52 seconds to score on their first possession of Saturday's College Football Playoff semifinal vs. Oklahoma. Less than 30 minutes of gameplay later, the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner had finished one of the greatest halves ever played in the history of college football.
He finished the first half completing 21 of his 27 pass attempts for 403 yards and seven touchdowns.
By the end of the game, he completed 29 of his 38 passes for 493 yards, seven passing touchdowns, 22 yards rushing and one rushing touchdown.
"This was expected," Burrow told ESPN's Laura Rutledge after the win.
Burrow tied, broke or helped his teammates set a number of college football and bowl game records.
Here is some of the history that Burrow set against OU.
- Most TDs responsible for in a College Football Playoff game.
- Most passing TDs in a College Football Playoff game.
- An LSU school-record for most passing TDs in a game.
- Most TD passes combined between two College Football Playoff games.
- A Peach Bowl record for most passing TDs.
- Tied the record for most passing touchdowns in a bowl game.
- Tied the FBS record for most passing TDs in a half.
- Most total touchdowns all-time in a bowl game.
- Most individual touchdowns all-time in an SEC game.
- Helped WR Jordan Jefferson set a new record for College Football Playoff receiving touchdowns in both a semifinal game and between both games.
- Jordan Jefferson receiving yards in a College Football Playoff game.
- Points in a College Football Playoff half.
- Points in a College Football Playoff game.
- Helped K Cade York make the most extra points in a College Football Playoff semifinal.
LSU led 49-14 at halftime and cruised to a 63-28 victory.