By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Published on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 12:53 am EST
We’ll look back on the 2019 LSU Tigers football team. The Tigers won the College Football Playoff National Championship.
This was their fourth claimed national championship, as they also won in 1958, 2003, and 2007.
The Tigers defeated the Clemson Tigers 42-25 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 13, 2020. LSU also defeated the Oklahoma Sooners, 63-28, at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on December 28, 2019.
The team was perfect, as they went 15-0. They were the only team to end the season with a perfect season after snapping Clemson’s 20-plus win streak.
Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow went 402 of 527 for 5,671 yards. He also had 60 touchdowns aid six interceptions.
Myles Brennan also threw 40 passes on the season. He had 353 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire led the team with 215 carries for 1,414 yards and 16 touchdowns. Burrow also had 115 carries for 368 yards and five rushing touchdowns.
Tyrion Davis-Prince also made a significant contribution with 64 carries for 295 yards and six touchdowns.
Ja’Marr Chase led the team with 84 receptions for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns. Justin Jefferson also had more than 1,000 yards, as he had 111 receptions for 1,540 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Terrace Marshall Jr. also made a significant impact with 46 receptions for 671 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Jacob Phillips led the team with 113 tackles, while K’Lavon Chaisson led the team with 13.5 tackles for a loss.
Chaisson also led the team with 6.5 tackles for a loss. Several players had one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
Derek Stingley Jr. also led the team with six interceptions. He also led the team with 15 pass deflections.
Cade York went 21 of 27 in field goal attempts. He also went 89 of 93 in extra points.
Zach Von Rosenberg had 47 punts for 2,013 yards. He averaged 42.8 points per game.
Edwards-Helaire led the team with 10 kick returns for 214 yards. Stingley Jr. also led the team with 17 punts for 163 yards.
Both Micah Baskersville and Trey Palmer also had punt return touchdowns on the season.
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