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Joe Burrow has record-breaking performance in CFB Playoff semifinal vs. Oklahoma

Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow is picking up right where he left off in the CFP semifinals. We break down his performance vs. Oklahoma in the playoff.

LSU Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow throws a pass against the Oklahoma Sooners during the first quarter of the 2019 Peach Bowl college football playoff semifinal game. Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

FINAL UPDATE: Joe Burrow dominated and was pulled in the fourth quarter for backup Myles Brennan. Burrow finished the evening with 493 yards and seven touchdowns. He also rushed for 22 yards and a touchdown.

HALFTIME UPDATE: Joe Burrow finished the first half 21 of 27 with 403 yards and seven touchdown passes. He found Justin Jefferson in the end zone four times, Terrace Marshall Jr. had two touchdown receptions and Thaddeus Moss added one more. We may have just seen best half of football by a passing game given the stakes.

Joe Burrow’s nearly flawless season continues as the LSU Tigers scored four touchdowns in their first five possessions for a 28-7 lead over the Oklahoma Sooners. The Heisman Trophy winner is 12 of 18 for 208 yards with four touchdowns early in the second quarter.

Burrow also has 24 rushing yards, and every throw has been right on the money, highlighted by an incredible play on third down.

Rolling out of bounds and lofting it into the air before getting drilled typically does not end well, but with the way Burrow’s season has gone this year nothing is impossible. This led to his third touchdown pass of the game on a perfectly thrown ball to Justin Jefferson for a 35-yard score down the left sideline.

Burrow continues to make the case as the best quarterback in college football and potentially the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft in the spring.