Joe Burrow named SEC Offensive Player of the Week

Joe Burrow threw for five TDs as the Tigers remained unbeaten

Joe Burrow will get some hardware to commemorate his record-tying performance in LSU’s season-opening win over Georgia Southern.

LSU’s senior quarterback has been named SEC Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announce Monday afternoon. He shared the honor with Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa.

Burrow tied an LSU record with five touchdown passed against Georgia Southern, all of which came in the first half. He completed 23-of-27 passes for 278 yards in leading the Tigers to their most points in a season-opener since 2000.

It’s the third consecutive game dating back to last year that Burrow has either set or tied a school record. Burrow set the LSU record for touchdowns accounted for with six against Texas A&M and then tied the school bowl record with four touchdown passes in the Fiesta Bowl win over Central Florida.

Burrow has won SEC Player of the Week honors three times since coming to LSU. He’s now 11-3 as the starting quarterback of the Tigers.

Photo by Terrill Weil

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James Moran was Editor of Tiger Rag from August 2018 to October 2019. He previously served as the associate editor since 2014. He is a graduate of the LSU Manship School of Journalism.

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