The new breed


Photo courtesy of Tammy Anthony Baker

Joe Burrow pictured taking a snap against the Georgia Bulldogs.

Vish Gondesi, Sports Editor

One of the most heralded college football programs in the Clemson Tigers, have been looking top tier as of late off to a perfect 10-0 start. Even so, there is a new breed of tiger that has been garnering national attention. 

In Baton Rouge Louisiana, the LSU (Louisiana State University)  Tigers boast a 9-0 start, and their record may be a little more meaningful than Clemson’s because of their dramatic win over Alabama.

Both teams had offensive masterpieces with the final score being 46-41. They were led by exceptional quarterback play by the hands of their respective stars.  LSU’s Joe Burrow had 393 yards along with three touchdowns while Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa put up 418 yards and four touchdowns and an interception. 

The two are both deep into the competition for the Heisman award, yet Burrow is the favorite considering his electric play as of late. Looking at it from the bigger picture, many NFL teams are looking to him as the number one pick. 

Ed Orgeron was proud of Burrow, but also on the verge of crying after his teams win in a post-game interview with ESPN.

“He’s a champ,” Orgeron said via ESPN. “He missed some throws in the third and fourth quarter but he came back [and] got the winning drive.”

In spite of his own successes Burrow is focused on the rest of the season, as this win will probably be an afterthought without making a good title run. 

“This was never our goal, we have bigger goals that we’re working for,” Burrow said as quoted on ESPN. “This is just another bump in the road we passed.”

With Clemson primed to be with LSU in the college football playoff, only one tiger will prevail.