ATLANTA—When Joe Burrow let fly the pass that could define his entire college career, there wasn’t a single LSU player within 10 yards of where it would land.
Georgia had sent six men in to bring down Burrow, and it was working. He was on the run, deep in his own territory, mere steps from his own end zone. He could have run out of bounds, he could have thrown the ball into the stands. Hell, he could have just slid and taken the loss; he was already up 20-3 on a listless Georgia in the SEC championship, well on the way to the eventual 37-10 blowout.