Few states across America take the game of football as seriously as Louisiana has over the years, from the high school fields of Shreveport to the domed NFL gridiron mecca that is the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans. Regardless of the level of play, the state of Louisiana shows out on the football field, which is why the Bayou State is among the national leaders when it comes to Super Bowl touchdowns over the years, as those familiar with Louisiana sportsbooks probably know.
In total, 13 Super Bowl touchdowns (or 4.1% of all scores) have come from Louisiana natives, which ranks in a tie with Illinois for the eighth most nationally, behind No. 7 Mississippi (16 touchdowns).
Utilizing Pro-Football-Reference.com, LouisianaBets.com looked at the states that have the most touchdowns in the Super Bowl. There have been 314 touchdowns scored in Super Bowl history.
States With Most Super Bowl Touchdowns*
The national leaders, state-by-state, when it comes to Super Bowl touchdowns is Florida, at 37 (or 11.8% of all scores), followed by Texas (35 touchdowns), California (24 touchdowns), Pennsylvania and New Jersey (19 touchdowns each).
Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who starred out of the backfield for LSU after growing up in the Baton Rouge area, joins fellow back Elijah Mitchell of the San Francisco 49ers as the only two Louisiana natives to suit up for Super Bowl LVIII — with Edwards-Helaire making his second Big Game appearance. Mitchell is making his debut in the sport’s biggest game.
At the moment, Mitchell and the 49ers are the favorites to win Super Bowl LVIII on FanDuel Sportsbook Louisiana, with San Francisco currently listed as a 2-point favorite, with a moneyline of -128 for the Niners (to +108 for the Chiefs).
Edwards-Helaire’s only other Super Bowl appearance came in the last showdown between K.C. and SF in the Super Bowl, when he ran for 64 yards on nine carries with a touchdown in Super Bowl LV, which the Chiefs lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 31-9.
This season, Edwards-Helaire has been the more productive player of the two (though neither has seen the field much), with an approximate value of 3 (per Pro-Football-Reference.com) on 223 rushing yards and a score. Mitchell has earned 2 AV on 281 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Mitchell was in college at Louisiana the last time San Francisco made the Super Bowl (2020), rushing for 878 yards and eight touchdowns with the Ragin’ Cajuns, though he’ll look to be the latest Bayou State resident to shine on the sport’s biggest stage
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