In just two games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium this season, Heisman winner Joe Burrow outscored resident pro QB Matt Ryan.
Burrow decimated Oklahoma’s defense with a seven-passing touchdown performance in Saturday’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. (He added one rushing touchdown.) Weeks earlier he scorched Georgia with four touchdown throws for the SEC title, making his two-game touchdown passing total 11.
In seven home games, the Falcons’ $150 million arm had just eight scoring throws against four teams — the Eagles (3), Saints (2), Panthers (2) and Jaguars (1). Ryan went scoreless against the Titans, Rams and Buccaneers at home.
Here is how Burrow notched big points for the Tigers in Atlanta:
SEC Championship scores
(9:09 - 1st) — Burrow completes 23-yard touchdown pass to Ja’Marr Chase
(0:12 - 1st) — Burrow throws 7-yard TD pass to Terrace Marshall Jr.
(2:18 - 3rd) — Marshall catches 4-yard TD reception from Burrow
(0:45 - 3rd) — Burrow completes 8-yard TD pass to Justin Jefferson
Peach Bowl scores
(12:03 - 1st) — Burrow completes 19-yard TD reception by Jefferson
(4:24 - 1st) — Burrow pass complete to Marshall for 8-yard touchdown
(1:16 - 1st) — Burrow to Jefferson for 35 yards for a TD
(12:13 - 2nd) — Burrow to Jefferson for a 42-yard score
(9:17 - 2nd) — Burrow to Jefferson from 30 yards for a TD
(4:18 - 2nd) — Burrow completes 62-yard pass to Thaddeus Moss for a TD
(0:50 - 2nd) — Burrow 2-yard TD pass to Marshall
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