FINAL UPDATE: Justin Jefferson set all sorts of Peach Bowl records. He finished with the most receptions (14), receiving yards (227), and touchdowns (4) in Peach Bowl history in LSU’s romp over Oklahoma.
The LSU Tigers have five touchdowns on six first-half possessions in the College Football Playoff semifinals at the Peach Bowl, and their star wide receiver Justin Jefferson is on the receiving end of four of them. That is a record for the Peach Bowl surpassing Texas A&M’s Travis Labhart, who had three in 2013.
Midway through the second quarter, Jefferson has nine catches for 186 yards. This is a career high for him, surpassing his 163-yard performance at Texas in September. The Peach Bowl record for receptions is 13 (DeAndre Hopkins 2012) and record for receiving yards is 201 (Travis Rudolph 2015).
LSU can beat you many different ways through the air, but this is now a thin Oklahoma secondary. Safety Delarrin Turner-Yell broke a collarbone during practice before this game, and cornerback Brendan Radley-Hiles was ejected for targeting early in the second quarter.
LSU’s offense features two 1,000-yard receivers with Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase, who leads the nation in touchdown receptions with 18. He also came into the game 155 yards short of being college football’s leading receiver for yardage.
The Tigers also have three receivers with at least 10 touchdown receptions including those two and Terrace Marshall Jr.
It continues to be a record-setting season for LSU’s offense in 2019 and it’s been incredible to watch. Unless you’re an Oklahoma fan or any team going against the Tigers to this point.