Burrow Named Maxwell Award Player of the Week

by Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
Burrow Named Maxwell Award Player of the Week

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s Joe Burrow added another award to his list on Tuesday as the senior quarterback was named the Maxwell Award National Player of the Week for his play in the 45-38 win over ninth-ranked Texas on Saturday in Austin.
Burrow was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this year on Monday.
Burrow connected on 31-of-39 passes for a career-best 471 yards and four touchdowns in the win over the Longhorns. The 31 completions and his 479 yards of total offense were also career highs as the Tigers beat a Top 10 non-conference opponent in a true road game for the first time in school history.
Burrow and the Tigers iced the game late in the fourth quarter when he connected with Justin Jefferson on a 61-yard touchdown pass that extended LSU’s lead to 45-31 with 2:21 to play. Burrow threw a total of three TD passes to Jefferson with the other two covering 6 and 21 yards in the first half. Burrow added a fourth TD pass to Terrace Marshall Jr. in the fourth quarter.
Burrow’s 471 passing yards and 479 yards of total offense rank as the second-highest totals in school history, while the 31 completions is third in LSU history. He also extended his school-record streak of consecutive games with at least 20 completions to five straight. Burrow is now 12-3 as LSU’s starting quarterback.
Through two games, Burrow leads the SEC in passing yards per game (374.5), touchdown passes (9), completions (54), and total offense (379.5).
Burrow and the Tigers return to action on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. when they host Northwestern State in Tiger Stadium. Tickets for the game are still available and can be purchased at www.LSUtix.net.