LSU QB Joe Burrow earns multiple national Player of the Week honors

LSU QB Joe Burrow earns multiple national Player of the Week honors
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has been racking up honors for his performance in the Tigers’ 46-41 victory over Alabama.

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He was named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. Then, he earned the Maxwell Award Player of the Week and Co-Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week on Tuesday.

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Burrow has won the Camp and Maxwell weekly awards twice this season. He is sharing the O’Brien award with Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan, who led the Gophers to an upset win over No. 4 Penn State.

During the win against No. 3 Alabama, Burrow completed 31-of-39 passes for 393 yards and three touchdowns as the Tigers won their fourth game over a Top 10 opponent in 2019. LSU is the only team in college football with a 4-0 record against teams currently ranked in the AP Top 25.

The Ohio native is 19-3 as LSU’s starting quarterback and has directed the Tigers to eight wins over Top 10 teams during his time at LSU, the most of any player in LSU school history.

Burrow finished the game with 457 yards of total offense, which ranks as the third-best total in school history. He also extended his school record for passing touchdowns to 33, as well as running his school mark of games with at least 20 completions to 12 straight.

Burrow is just the fourth player in LSU history to eclipse the 3,000-yard passing mark in a season as he ran his 2019 total to 3,198, which ranks second to only Rohan Davey (3,347 in 2001).

During the game against Alabama, Burrow helped lead the Tiger offense to 559 yards and 46 points, the most by a Tiger team in the 84-game series against Alabama.

Burrow and the 9-0 Tigers return to action on Saturday, traveling to Oxford to face Ole Miss at 6 p.m. on ESPN.

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