The LSU tigers defeated Clemson on Monday night, 45-25. Joe Burrow threw for five touchdown passes and finished his final college season in style. It took Burrow 3 drives to get his offense going, but after his first touchdown there was no turning back. Trevor Lawrence on the other hand didn’t throw a touchdown and only had just over half of Joe Burrow’s passing yards. It was Lawrence’s first loss as a starter at Clemson and he was visibly upset after the game.
LSU was able to tire Clemson’s defense with a strong rushing attack from Clyde Edwards-Helsure. Their steady run game worked well in combination with the constant possibility for deep passes to star receivers Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase. Their offensive attack was capped off with a fourth down conversion in the late fourth quarter which effectively ended the game.
Next year, LSU will certainly feel the effects of Joe Burrow’s absence. We expect Alabama to reclaim their spot as the best team in the SEC and face off against Clemson or potentially Florida in next years game.