LSU Tigers wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) celebrates after a touchdown during the first half against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium.

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Joe Burrow breaks more records in LSU's 66-38 win at Vanderbilt

Amos Morale III
September 21, 2019 - 3:15 pm

Joe Burrow and the LSU offense were already off to a record-setting pace this season. That didn’t change Saturday morning in Nashville as more records fell in the Tigers’ dominant 66-38 victory at Vanderbilt.

LSU posted a season-high 66 points in its SEC opener, eclipsing last weekend’s 65 against Northwestern State. That number was also the most the Tigers scored against an SEC opponent in regulation since they posted 63 against Kentucky in 1997. 

The scoring frenzy was led by Burrow, who set the school’s record for touchdown passes in a game with six Saturday morning. He also became the first LSU quarterback to throw for at least four touchdowns in three games in a single season since Matt Mauck did it in 2003 and the first ever to throw at least five twice in a season.

He finished 25-of-34 for 398 yards. With that total, Burrow had his third 300-yard passing game of the season, which tied Rohan Davey’s record for consecutive 300-yard passing games, which stood since 2001. Burrow was also 2 yards away from being the first LSU QB to ever throw for 400 yards more than once this season.

Burrow also helped sophomore receiver Ja’Marr Chase break a record. Chase caught 10 passes for 229 yards and four touchdowns Saturday.  The last time LSU had a receiver post  more than 200 yards against an SEC opponent was in 2002 when Devery Henderson racked up 201 at Kentucky. Chase's 10 grabs was the most since Jarvis Landry caught 10 passes against Georgia in 2013. 

He also became the first LSU receiver to catch four touchdown passes in an SEC game. 

Burrow accounted for six of LSU’s nine touchdowns, which tied the second most touchdowns the Tigers’ have scored in a game. The last time LSU found the end zone nine times was in 2014 against New Mexico State.

LSU linebacker Micah Baskerville also added to the special teams game notes as he blocked and returned a punt for a touchdown, becoming the first LSU player to do so since 2005, when Craig Steltz returned Jacob Hester’s block at Arizona State.

The Tigers are off next weekend but will look to break more records when they return to Tiger Stadium to face Utah State in October.

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