Bossier’s Terrace Marshall Snags History In National Championship
LSU secured their 4th National Championship in football by beating Clemson 42-25 in the College Football Playoff Championship at the Superdome in New Orleans. But it wasn't just history with another National Championship, there was history inside the game too. As LSU Heisman Trophy quarterback Joe Burrow continued his assault on the college football record books.
Through his multiple LSU and NCAA records this year, the one that is probably most impressive seemed like it flew under the radar.
Burrow came into the National Championship game with 55 touchdown passes, three shy of Hawaii's Colt Brennan. Back in 2006, Brennan led his Hawaii Warriors into the national spotlight with his 58 touchdowns, but wasn't a real threat for the Heisman, or National Championship. Something Burrow was able to secure with LSU.
After Burrow matched the record of 58 touchdowns with a pass to Thad Moss, he quickly broke the record with his next touchdown, just a few passes later.
That's when Terrace Marshall, Jr enters the picture, and history books.
Marshall was a force early this season, grabbing touchdown passes at an alarming rate. But an injury took him off the field for a couple games. He came flying back late in the season, becoming a major touchdown threat for Burrow in the red zone.
Injuries have been a part of Marshall's story. While at Parkway High School in Bossier City, Marshall exploded onto the national stage his junior year, before losing his entire senior year to an injury. He was still a 5-star recruit, and LSU knew he was still going to be able to contribute.
Fast forward to the National Championship Game, and Joe Burrow's historic run.
In the fourth quarter, LSU was looking for a dagger to finish off Clemson, when Joe Burrow found Terrace Marshall, Jr streaking to the endzone. He put up a jump ball, Marshall does what Marshall does, comes down with the touchdown. Helping Joe Burrow set the new single season NCAA passing touchdown record at 60. Which is where the game, and Burrow's college career will leave it.