It wasn't a game, particular throw or brilliant individual performance that helped quarterback Joe Burrow earn defensive back JaCoby Stevens' respect.

Rather, it was a fight in practice.

Brody Miller of The Athletic detailed a fight between the LSU offense and defense that started when Stevens knocked Burrow to the ground on a red-zone blitz after the quarterback was moving the ball down the field with ease for an extended period.

The eventual Heisman Trophy winner "instantly popped up and charged at Stevens, grabbing his face mask," which led to a brawl between almost the entire team.