After a season in which he was named college football's best player, led his team to an undefeated record, and helped his team win the national championship, all LSU quarterback Joe Burrow wanted to do was relax with a victory cigar.
Lawrence had already vowed to focus on the 2021 national championship game no matter what the outcome was at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. He also had ten rushes for 49 yards and a score. But you've got to give the credit to the football team. I thought they played a lovely game.
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow holds the trophy after the team's win against Clemson in the NCAA College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday in New Orleans. In late October and into November, LSU faced No. 9 Auburn and then No. 2 Alabama in Tuscaloosa and managed to win each game. The plane was traveling from LaFayette to Atlanta to watch LSU play in the Peach Bowl.
AL added that when a more lenient officer told his colleague the Tigers weren't infringing any law, the cop who threatened to arrest players insisted his commander had made clear that smoking in the locker rooms was forbidden.
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. It was Lawrence's only loss in 26 starts.