Joe Burrow named Maxwell Award Player of the Week

 

BATON ROUGE – LSU quarterback Joe Burrow continued his weekly haul of national awards as the senior has been named the Maxwell Award Player of the Week for his performance in leading the Tigers to a 46-41 win over third-ranked Alabama.

It’s the second time this year Burrow has been named the Maxwell Award Player of the Week. He first won the award following LSU’s win over Texas in week 2.

The 46 points were the most by an LSU team in the 84-game series history against Alabama and the most the Crimson Tide have allowed in regulation in a game played in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Burrow, who was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week for the fifth time this year on Monday, completed his first 13 passes and went on to connect on 31-of-39 attempts for 393 yards and three touchdowns. He added 64 rushing yards to finish with 457 yards of total offense, the third-highest total in school history.

His 31 completions tied a career-best and ranks No. 3 in school history and he extended his school-record for passing TDs in a season to 33. He also became just the fourth player in LSU history to pass for 3,000 yards in a season. He became the first player in LSU history to throw for 300 yards in seven games in a season, topping the previous mark of six set by Rohan Davey in 2001.

Burrow, who is now 19-3 as LSU’s starting quarterback, guided the Tigers to their fourth win over a Top 10 ranked team this year. It’s also the eighth Top 10 win for LSU with Burrow at quarterback, which is the most for nay player at that position in school history.

Burrow goes into the Ole Miss game leading the SEC and ranking No. 2 in the nation in passing yards (3,198), passing yards per game (355.3), and passing TDs (33). He’s also first in the SEC and No. 3 in the nation in points responsible for (218) and total offense (376.3). He’s on pace to break every LSU single-season passing record.

2019 Weekly Awards for Joe Burrow

Game                                    Honor

Georgia Southern              SEC Offensive Player of the Week

Texas                                     SEC Offensive Player of the Week

                                                Maxwell Award National Offensive Player of the Week

                                                Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of the Week

Vanderbilt                           SEC Offensive Player of the Week

Florida                                  SEC Offensive Player of the Week

                                                Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of the Week

Alabama                              SEC Offensive Player of the Week

                                                Maxwell Award National Offensive Player of the Week

By Michael Bonnette