It takes one heck of an offensive strategy to put up 46 points on a Nick Saban led Alabama defense, but that it exactly what Joe Burrow and the LSU Tiger's did in last weekend's match up between the #2 and #3 ranked teams in the country.
Lets take a look at three of the most crucial offensive plays from the game that help boost the Tigers over the Crimson Tide in this epic game between SEC West heavyweights.
Alabama rarely makes mistakes under Nick Saban's leadership, but when the do, you better maker sure to capitalize if you want to even have a shot at winning the game. Capitalizing is exactly what they did after a costly fumble by Tua Tagovailoa on Alabama's opening drive.
This play design featured a Swap Seam/Streak combination on the left side of the play where the two receivers each swap with each other off of the line of scrimmage and proceed to streak deep down the field.
The right side of the play with a trips alignment featured a levels concept with each of the three receivers breaking in over the middle of the field at various levels of depth.
The Quarterback should make a read before the play even begins based upon defensive alignment for which side of the play he should focus on. In this case, Burrow chose the left side of the field with the Swap Streak concept.
This resulted in a huge gain when he hit the slot receiver streaking down the sideline.
To finish off LSU's first offensive drive, they dialed up a play action pass while sending all three of their receivers on deep vertical routes.
LSU leveraged their effective run game to lure the defense in towards the line of scrimmage with a play action fake.
After faking the handoff and dropping back to pass, the quarterback then has three deep routes to select from the in the defensive secondary. In this case, Burrow chose to fire the ball to the outside right where he identified single coverage with no safety over the top. The receiver made a great athletic play to jump over the cornerback and secure the ball in the end zone for the first of many LSU touchdowns on the day.
In what was deemed Joe Burrow's "Heisman moment" by the television announcers, this play design was the play call for a crucial 3rd and 2 in the fourth quarter.
With two long yards to pick up, LSU decided to go to their run game in order to power the ball through Bama's defense.
With the game on the line, Burrow decided to take the game into his own hands by pulling the ball from a fake handoff to the running back and keeping it for himself on an all or nothing dash around the offensive line towards the first down.
Not only did Burrow pick up the two yards needed for the first down, but he flew down field for a large pickup to put the Tigers into the red zone and inside the ten yard line where they ultimately sealed the game with a touchdown with only a few minutes left on the clock.
Watch the highlights of this epic SEC game below and find the specific play designs at the specified time marks: