Bengals fans were pretty thrilled with Joe Burow’s title-game performance

Carrie Guzman
January 15, 2020

Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after being defeated 42-25 by LSU Tigers in the College Football Playoff National Championship game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

"He's one of the greatest players in LSU history".

Burrow, the Heisman Trophy victor, passed for 463 yards and five touchdowns (he ran for 56 yards and another score) as LSU scored 21 points in the second quarter and never looked back.

Monday's win comes after LSU (15-0) won both the SEC title and Peach Bowl.

Burrow is the first Hesiman Trophy victor to win a national title in the same season since Derrick Henry helped Alabama to a title in 2015.

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The Sun Devils put up an average of 73.5 points per contest this season, putting them 143in the nation in scoring offense. In the back and forth extra session, the Ducks went right up the floor after giving up a bucket to trail by one.

Ever since the Cincinnati Bengals clinched the top overall pick in April's draft following a two-win season in 2019, the speculation has been the team will pave the way for Burrow, and move on from Andy Dalton at some point. But you've got to give the credit to the football team.

The 23-year-old's performance on the night saw him set the FBS single-season record for touchdowns with 65, adding to his first-placed 5,671 passing yards on the year.

A crucial moment took place in the third quarter when James Skalski was given a targeting penalty, and ejected from the game with LSU up just 28-25.

According to Michael Casagrande, a reporter with, officers told LSU players and coaches smoking cigars in the locker room following the college football National Championship that anyone smoking a cigar is "subject to arrest".

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