Jan 14, 2020 - Sports

Joe Burrow leads LSU to national college football title

 Ed Orgeron of the LSU Tigers, Joe Burrow #9 nd Grant Delpit #7  celebrate with the trophy

LSU Tigers Head coach Ed Orgeron, Joe Burrow and Grant Delpit after beating the Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff National Championship game in New Orleans Monday. Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Louisiana State University's Joe Burrow led his team to a 42-25 victory over defending champions the Clemson Tigers in the college football national championship clash in New Orleans Monday.

Why it matters: Burrow set the single-season record for most touchdown passes with 60, becoming the first major college quarterback to do so, AP notes. "This is so special," Burrow said afterward. "I’m kind of speechless right now." Both teams were undefeated before the game.

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with details of Burrow's record and his comments.

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