Burrow came over from Ohio State, where he appeared in 10 games over the past two seasons, but never got the start, as he was behind J.T. Barrett. The pre-game scuffle took place about 75 minutes before kickoff, and seemed to have fired up the Tigers, who led, 27-3, at halftime. They took that lead when Jacob Phillips returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown. That led to LSU mocking Miami's "turnover chain" bit that was seen on the sidelines a lot last season. Instead, the Tigers had their "turnover towel" that was worn around their necks.
Miami has now dropped four straight games since starting last season 10-0, and they've lost all of them by double digits. Brossette set the Louisiana state record for touchdowns during his high school days, and got started with a 50-yard run and then a one-yard score.
Burrow finished 11-of-24 for 140 yards in his Tigers debut, while kicker Cole Tracy also shined in his first LSU outing. Tracy made four field goals in his team debut, including a school record 54-yard field goal that gave the Tigers a 33-3 lead.
The Hurricanes could not get the production from quarterback Malik Rosier that they got last season when he totaled 3,588 yards and 31 touchdowns. On Sunday night, he threw for 259 yards and two interceptions in the loss, as the Hurricanes move on to their home opener against Savannah State. The Tigers will also open up their home season against South East Louisiana.