Todd Politz, LSU Director of Digital Media
STARKVILLE, Miss. — In only seven games, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow broke two LSU single-season touchdown records, as the No. 2 Tigers defeated Mississippi State, 36-13.
LSU (7-0, 3-0 SEC) led 9-7 after Mississippi State (3-4, 1-3 SEC) scored a touchdown with 5:24 to play in the first half. However, Burrow connected with Racey McMath for a 60-yard touchdown strike on the next play from scrimmage, as LSU scored the next 27 points.
Burrow, a senior who is putting an onslaught on the LSU record book, was 25-of-32 for 327 yards with four touchdowns. Burrow exited after one series in the fourth quarter, allowing Myles Brennan to finish the game.
With a 37-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Derrick Dillon in the third quarter, Burrow set LSU’s single-season record with his 30th touchdown responsible for (28 passing, 2 rushing). JaMarcus Russell (2006) and Matt Mauck (2003) held the record with 29.
And, Burrow wasn’t done.
Later in the third quarter, an 18-yard touchdown pass to Justin Jefferson was Burrow’s 29th of the season, breaking LSU’s single-season record also held by Russell and Mauck.
Jefferson led LSU with eight catches for 89 yards and a touchdowns, while Ja’Marr Chaseadded five catches for 48 yards and also scored. Tight end McMath was on the receiving end of a 60-yard touchdown and finished with three catches for 76 yards, while Thaddeus Moss had three catches for 48 yards.
Mississippi State’s Garrett Shrader led the Bulldogs with 238 yards on 17-of-28 passing with a fourth-quarter touchdown and two interceptions.
His favorite target was Stephen Guidry, who had six receptions for 98 yards including a 24-yard score with 59 seconds to play. Sharder also ran for 66 yards on 19 attempts with a touchdown in the second quarter.
LSU plays host to Auburn (6-1, 3-1 SEC) on Saturday, Oct. 26, in 2:39 p.m. CT kickoff. The game will be televised by CBS and broadcast on the LSU Sports Radio Network beginning at 12:30 p.m.