2001 Miami, 2005 Texas, 1995 Nebraska, and of course, the Alabama dynasty, some of the all-time college football teams that simply need no introduction. Now add 2019 LSU to the very top of that list.
Monday’s 42-35 win over Clemson was an exclamation point for the ages as Joe Burrow carried the Tigers to a place reserved for only the chosen few.
The Ohio State transfer threw for five touchdowns and accounted for all six of LSU’s trips to the end zone, handing Clemson its first loss in 89 games after leading by double digits.
In the process, the Heisman Trophy winner also broke the all-time season single FBS record with 60 touchdown passes and 65 total touchdowns.
Not to mention, it only takes two hands to count the number of Heisman Trophy winners to win a national title and go undefeated all while taking down the reigning national champs in one fell swoop. Burrow said, “They had a great plan coming in. I mean I knew they would. Brent Venables is the best in the country at what he does and he was mixing up the looks. I honestly couldn’t figure out where they were blitzing from all night. We just had great play calls, great coaching staff. I mean this was a long time coming. This, kind of speechless right now. This was fun.”
LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron said, “This team will be mentioned as one of the greatest teams in college football history. 15-0. One of the greatest teams in LSU history, led by some of the greatest players. Give them all the credit. But that’s for you guys to decide. We’re national champs. We’re 15-0. Whether or not we’re one of the greatest teams or not, that doesn’t matter to me. I think we’re going to get to work and we’ll go to class on Wednesday and we’ll start working on next year.”
LSU also set a record by taking down seven top 10 teams in a single season.