Joe Burrow was a heavy favorite to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night. It had been that way ever since LSU defeated Alabama on Nov. 9, all but clinching an SEC West title for the Tigers.

Everything worked out in Burrow’s favor on Saturday night in New York. The LSU quarterback was the winner of the 2019 Heisman Trophy, becoming the second LSU player in history to claim the award. Heading into the night, there wasn’t much doubt Burrow would be holding the award.

It almost felt like Burrow would be a unanimous choice for the award. That wasn’t the case, though. And, in fact, a handful of voters didn’t even have the LSU quarterback included on their ballots.

According to Dane Brugler of The Athletic, 4.5 percent of the 870 Heisman Trophy voters didn’t include Burrow in one of the three spots on their ballots. That would be about 39 voters that didn’t have Burrow on the list.

That’s not a high total, but it seems strange considering the impressive season Burrow had. In the end, it didn’t matter, but it’s an interesting note from Saturday night.

Burrow threw for 4,715 yards and 48 touchdowns while completing passes at a 78 percent clip. The Tigers finished the year 13-0 and defeated Georgia in the SEC Championship Game. LSU is ranked No. 1 and will take on No. 4 Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl in the College Football Playoff semifinal round.

It’s another opportunity for Burrow to prove he’s the best player in college football this season.