Clemson vs LSU

Clemson vs LSU, both teams have had a remarkable season, both finished their season being 13-0, and both won their conference championships. With the playoff system in place, both of them had to beat a top ranked team to earn their role in the 2020 National Championship. LSU ended with the #1 spot had to face the Oklahoma Sooner who was ranked #4 in the Peach Bowl. The game was lopsided and LSU ended the game with a Peach Bowl title and a spot in the National Championship. Clemson ended the season earning the #3 spot , making them face #2 Ohio State. This game, unlike the LSU vs Oklahoma game, was close throughout. Clemson, down 16-0, steamed rolled back and went on to outscore the the Buckeyes 29 to 7, leaving them victorious of the Fiesta Bowl, as well as earning the last spot in the National Championship. 

The machup was set, #1 LSU Tigers, a team who dominated the most powerful conference in college football (SEC) and has a Quarterback in Joe Burrow who was named the Heisman winner, vervus, #3 Clemson Tigers, a team who critics didn’t believe was ready for the Playoffs due to their weak conference (ACC) and their lack of depth on the defensive side. However, a team who has been in the National Championship for the past 4 years and has imprinted their name into the college world as a top team. 

In the first quarter, both teams scored a touchdown. However, in the second quarter, LSU showed they aren’t playing around, scoring three touchdowns, while holding Clemson to 10 points, ended the 1st half leading 28-17. Clemson didn’t shut down after the 1st half though, only allowing the dynamic offense of LSU two touchdowns, but the Offense couldn’t get the ball to move down the field, only scoring once. However, they did convert the 2 point conversion, Clemson just didn’t have enough time to get back into the game. LSU ended up being the last out of the two teams to score, making the margin even more further between them and Clemson, and ultimily ending the game winning by 17 points, 25-42, and earning the title of National Champions. 

Joe Burrow, LSU star Quarterback, easily earned the player of the game. He ended the game throwing 31/49, finishing with roughly a 63.3% completion rating, he threw for 463 yards and 5 passing touchdowns, while also running in a touchdown. Joe Burrow showed the world why he deserved being named the Heisman winner. However, with Clemson star Trevor Lawrence, he didn’t do bad either. Throwing for 234 yards and having rushed for a touchdown, he just wasn’t able to get his team into the game. Lawerence, being only a Sophomore, will have time this offseason to build and improve his game, and I believe will once again lead his team to the National Championship once again, for the 5th season in a row.