Louisiana Broadcaster Trolls Trevor Lawrence about Clemson QB's Engagement

Rivalries are serious business in college football and not even landmarks moments such as players getting engaged are exempt from some playful banter as Trevor Lawrence found out this weekend.

The Clemson quarterback proposed to his girlfriend, Marissa Mowry, on Friday evening at the Tigers' Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina.

The couple have dated for four years and Mowry announced the event by posting a series of pictures on her Instagram account showing Lawrence down on his right knee to pop the question.

The pictures went viral and while fans, players, and college football pundits queued up to congratulate Lawrence and Mowry, a Louisiana-based sportscaster opted for a slightly different message.

"We end tonight with Trevor Lawrence once again giving away a ring on the football field," Matt Trent of WBRZ, an ABC affiliate based in Baton Rouge, joked as he introduced a segment about Lawrence getting engaged.

Nothing better than seeing your son take the next step as a man.

Congrats to Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence on his engagement. @JoeyB is one proud dad!! #GeauxTigers #LSU pic.twitter.com/86IS8mENdF

— Matt Trent (@MCTrent23) July 18, 2020

"Joe Burrow, not available for comment, but don't worry Trevor—Daddy's proud of you."

The reference to giving away a ring on the football field isn't casual, particularly coming from a Louisiana-based analyst.

Lawrence and Clemson's bid for a second consecutive College Football Playoff triumph and a second straight 15-0 season was shattered in January, when the Tigers lost 42-25 to LSU at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Lawrence, who had led Clemson to the national title against Alabama 12 months earlier, completed 18 of his 37 passes for 234 yards and no touchdowns and was overshadowed by Joe Burrow, who threw for five touchdowns, completing 31 of his 49 passes for 463 yards.

Speaking in February, Lawrence admitted the loss to LSU had been hard to take, particularly as it came after Clemson had won 29 consecutive games.

"It was a combination of a lot of things. LSU played well," he told reporters as he spoke after Clemson's first spring practice.

"They did some things that were really good defensively. Also, I missed some throws. Missed some throws down the stretch that were really big.

"[It] comes down to that, and a lot of little details that you really only know if you're a part of this offense. Overall, not syncing up well offense and defense together. Just wasn't our night."

Burrow won the Heisman Trophy by a record margin before being selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the first overall pick of the NFL Draft in April and some expect Lawrence to follow into his rival's steps and be the No.1 selection in 2021.

In two seasons at Clemson, Lawrence has thrown 66 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions at an average of 3,472 passing yards per season, to which he's added a combined 10 rushing touchdowns.

Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers looks for an open receiver against the LSU Tigers during the College Football Playoff National Championship held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 13 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jamie Schwaberow/Getty