By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The (1) LSU Tigers capped off their historic season with a College Football Playoff National Championship. They were able to win it at home.
The Tigers defeated (3) Clemson Tigers, 42-25, on Monday night at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. LSU is the first top-seeded team in the College Football Playoff to win it all.
This is the school’s ninth combined National Championship. This is their first College Football Playoff National Championship.
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This is their fourth claimed National Championship. The other claimed National Championships were in 1958, 2003, and 2007.
This team will go down as the best team ever. They are the first team ever to defeat the Associated Press #1, #2, #3, and #4 ranked teams.
In addition, this LSU team defeated seven Top 10 teams, including four in the Top 5.
After being down 17-7, the Tigers, who reside in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, adjusted their defense. They stopped generational talent Trevor Lawrence — who is expected to be the top pick in the 2021 NFL Draft — to just 234 yards.
The defense also held Clemson to 1-11 on third downs. And Clemson scored just eight more points over the rest of the game.
This loss snapped the Tigers 29-game win streak. This is Lawrence’s first loss in College Football.
Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow went 31 of 49 for 463 yards. He also had five touchdown passes.
Burrow had an historic season. He set the record for 60 passing touchdowns in a season and had the most touchdowns responsible for in a season.
He also broke nearly all the school records, and had the most touchdowns responsible in a BCS/CFB National Championship game.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire had 16 carries for 110 yards. Ja’Marr Chase had nine receptions for 221 yards and two touchdowns.
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Lawrence, the other Tigers quarterback, went 18 of 37 for 234 yards.
Travis Etienne had 15 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown. Justyn Ross had five receptions for 76 yards.
LSU outscored Clemson, 14-8, in the second half. Burrow hit Terrace Marshall Jr. for a 24-yard touchdown reception. Burrow also connected with Thaddeus Moss for a four-yard touchdown reception.
Clemson’s Etienne scored on a three-yard rushing touchdown. Following the score, Lawrence hit Amari Rodgers for a two-point conversion.
The Tigers led 28-17. Burrow hit Moss for a six-yard touchdown reception. Burrow connected with Chase for a 14-yard touchdown reception.
Burrow also scored on a three-yard rushing touchdown. Burrow hit Chase for a 52-yard touchdown reception.
Clemson’s Lawrence scored a one-yard rushing touchdown. Tee Higgins also scored a 36-yard rushing touchdown.
B.T. Potter also made a 52-yard field goal.
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