ATLANTA, Georgia (KXAN) — LSU quarterback Joe Burrow tied a bowl game record with seven touchdown passes against No. 4 Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl — and he did it all in the first half.
In total, Burrow tallied eight touchdowns (one rushing) in a flat out smashing of Oklahoma Saturday in the first semifinal of the College Football Playoff. No. 1 LSU led 49-14 at halftime on their way to a 63-28 victory over the Sooners.
LSU will await the winner of No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Clemson in the national championship.
With the game tied at 7 late in the first quarter, LSU scored a touchdown on seven straight possessions to completely bury the Sooners’ hopes and dreams. OU quarterback Jalen Hurts threw an interception on a trick play gone wrong already trailing 28-7 in the second quarter.
Six plays later, Burrow threw his fifth touchdown pass of the game on a 30-yard completion to Justin Jefferson. Burrow left the game early in the fourth quarter after compiling 493 passing yards and seven touchdowns on 29-of-39 passing.
Hurts’ college football career ends with disappointment. The Sooners matched LSU’s first touchdown in the first quarter on a Kennedy Brooks three-yard touchdown, but couldn’t keep up with the Tigers deadly attack.
Hurts’ one season with the Sooners resulted in a Big 12 Championship, but the Houston, TX native was unable to get back to the national championship game.
Hurts finished the game 15-of-31 passing for 217 yards. He rushed for 43 yards and two touchdowns.
OU is 0-4 in College Football Playoff semifinal games.