National Championship Game Preview: LSU vs. Clemson
HERE. WE. GO!!!!!!!!!
It seems like an eternity ago that the 2019-2020 College Football season started back in August. But tonight the end will come and there will be a National Champion crowned.
The Clemson Tigers and the LSU Tigers will face off in the final game of the season. Kickoff is set for 7pm Central Standard Time and the game can be seen on National Television on ESPN. The game will take place in LSU's backyard, New Orleans, Louisiana. LSU is a 5.5 point favorite and the over/under is sitting at 67.5 points.
The home field advantage for LSU will be huge and the stands will be a sea of purple and yellow. The biggest reason for both teams success this year is the play at quarterback. Joe Burrow had one of the best statistical seasons of any quarterback in the history of the sport.
Burrow threw for 372 yards per game while connecting at an insanely high rate of 77.6% of his passes. He also led the country with 55 touchdowns and only had 6 interceptions. His favorite target to hand the ball to is Clyde Edwards-Helaire who ran for 1,290 yards and 16 touchdowns. But his favorite receiver is Ja'Marr Chase, who caught 73 balls for 1,498 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Trevor Lawrence is nothing to sleep on for the Clemson Tigers though. Not only is he the previous year's National Champion, but he is a sure fire future NFL first round pick and likely the first overall pick after one more year of school.
Lawrence threw for 245.1 yards per game and completed 67.6% of his passes. He also tossed 36 touchdowns and only had 8 interceptions.
The ground game for the Clemson Tigers will play a huge role in tonight's match-up. Not only is Lawrence dangerous carrying the ball, but Travis Etienne is a beast in the backfield. Look for Clemson to try and control the clock by running the ball in hopes of keeping Joe Burrow on the sideline.
This game will definitely be a shootout and could come down to who has the ball last. Enjoy the action and let me know who you think will win!
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