Joe Burrow, Patrick Queen Win 2020 College Football National Championship MVPs

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJanuary 14, 2020

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers reacts to a touchdown against Clemson Tigers during the third quarter in the College Football Playoff National Championship game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Joe Burrow closed his collegiate career in style, winning the offensive MVP award in LSU's 42-25 victory over Clemson in the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Tigers linebacker Patrick Queen was honored as the game's defensive MVP.

The night belonged to Burrow, who threw for 463 yards and five touchdowns while running for 58 yards and one score.

In addition to his monster numbers, the senior quarterback made history with his touchdown pass to Thaddeus Moss in the third quarter. It was his 59th scoring toss of the season, breaking Colt Brennan's record.

ESPN @espn

Another one. Thaddeus Moss scored TD No. 2 ā€¦ and @randymoss was all about it šŸ‘ https://t.co/NTvQbYCSwK

Burrow didn't torch the Clemson secondary in the same way he threw at will against Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl, but he was dominant against a defense that had allowed an FBS-best 151.5 passing yards per game.

Upon hitting Terrace Marshall Jr. in the end zone in the fourth quarter, Burrow pointed to the championship ring that will soon reside on his hand.

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

Joe Burrow can't stop throwing TDs ... and he's calling for his ring šŸ”„ (šŸ“ @SamsungUS) https://t.co/cVr3Vs15pT

Monday was the proper send-off for a quarterback who put together one of the best single seasons ever.

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Joe Burrow records set tonight: - Most Pass TD in a season in FBS history - Most TD responsible for in a season in FBS history - Most TD responsible for in a BCS/CFP title game - Most pass yards in a BCS/CFP title game #NationalChampionship https://t.co/bnE0Qm7QyS

Joel Klatt @joelklatt

Joe Burrow...Best season of QB play that we have ever seen...Just incredible

The Solid Verbal @SolidVerbal

Joe Burrow just threw his 60th TD pass of the year. 2014-2017 LSU? A combined 59.

Bruce Feldman @BruceFeldmanCFB

In the post-season, Joe Burrow now has 16-0 TD passes and zero INTs against three top four opponents. The other teams' QBs in these games, Jake Fromm, Jalen Hurts and Trevor Lawrence have combined for one TD pass and three picks. Joe Burrow IS The Heisman Jinx.

Queen was a constant nuisance for LSU on defense. His eight tackles tied Jacob Phillips for most on the team, and he collected a game-high 2.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks as well.

Patrick Schmidt @PatrickASchmidt

Patrick Queen has played great against Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma and having his best game tonight vs. Clemson. If he returns to LSU for his senior year...

Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor

Patrick Queen is outstanding

Only a junior, Queen may have climbed 2020 draft boards with his effort Monday.


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