NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Joe Burrow threw for a school record six touchdown passes in the Tigers SEC opening win over Vanderbilt. Burrow held the previous school record of five with Zach Mettenberger.
LSU improves to 4-0 on the season with their, 66-38, victory over Vanderbilt.
Burrow finished the afternoon going 25-of-34 passing, for 398 yards, and the six scores. Ja’Marr Chase hauled in four of the scores, Justin Jefferson and Racey McMath registered the other two.
“I think that there’s more to come. I really do. I think that Joe is a fantastic player. He has a fantastic coach in Steve Ensminger. We have a great plan. As long as we can protect the quarterback, we’re going to make big plays at LSU, and I expect that,” said Ed Orgeron.
“They told me when it happened. I was more focused on getting another one. We didn’t get any after that. So there was a lot of good things and bad things today, but I was happy with it,” said Joe Burrow.
Rummel alum Ja’Marr Chase produced a career day in Nashville. Chase grabbed 10 passes for 229 yards, and the four touchdowns.
“Wow, I said on the headset that’s called recruiting. We knew Ja’Marr was an excellent player. He was committed to Florida. We fought, give Mickey Joseph the credit. We went down there and fought, had a great relationship with his parents, and we always thought Ja’Marr could be that type of player, and what a day he had,” said Orgeron.
LSU is off next week. They return to the field on October 5th at home against Utah State.