No. 1 LSU and No. 3 Clemson will square off in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
ESPN will air the game on television, but you can also catch the game online.
Clemson got on the board first as Trevor Lawrence scampered for a one-yard run with 6:34 to go in the quarter. But LSU QB Joe Burrow shook off his offense's slow start, finding 2019 Biletnikoff Award winner Ja'Marr Chase for a 52-yard touchdown with 2:20 to go in the period to even things up at 7-7.
Clemson scored first in the second quarter behind Tee Higgins' 36-yard TD run on a WR reverse. But Burrow and the LSU offense would answer as the QB scampered for a three-yard score with 9:17 to go in the period to slash Clemson's lead to 17-14. Burrow would throw for two more touchdowns in the second, hitting Chase on a 14-yard TD with 5:19 until halftime and TE Thaddeus Moss for a six-yard score with 10 seconds to go in the half.
Clemson clawed back into their halftime deficit with just over four minutes into the second half as RB Travis Etienne scampered for a three-yard touchdown. Lawrence would hit WR Amari Rodgers on a two-point try to cut the deficit to just three. But the LSU Tigers would again answer with 5:13 to go in the period when Burrow hit Moss for Moss's second TD of the game, breaking college football's singe-season single-player touchdown record to stretch his team's lead back to 10.
LSU would go on to win 42-25, overcoming their first half deficit to win the program's fourth national title.
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This year marks Clemson's fourth appearance in the title game during the College Football Playoff era and LSU's first. True freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence and the Tigers toppled Alabama 44–16 in last year's matchup.
Both LSU and Clemson enter the title game with undefeated records after strong 2019 campaigns. Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow and coach Ed Orgeron have led LSU during a storybook season. The Tigers beat SEC opponents Florida, Auburn and Alabama before claiming the SEC title over Georgia. Burrow and his teammates then proceeded to set multiple college football and bowl game records against Oklahoma in a blowout 63–28 Peach Bowl victory.
Wide receiver Justin Jefferson was Burrow's top target in the Peach Bowl. The junior hauled in 14 receptions for 227 yards in LSU's victory, scoring each of the Tigers' first four touchdowns. Jefferson was one of three LSU wideouts to catch 10-plus touchdowns this season. He matched sophomore Ja'Marr Chase with 18, while Terrace Marshall Jr. caught 12.
Clemson is in the midst of a 29-game winning streak, with its last loss coming to Alabama in the CFP playoff semifinal following the 2017 regular season. Lawrence has won 70 of the last 71 games he's been a part of, which includes a stretch of 41 wins in high school. After winning their fifth consecutive ACC title and beating Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl, the Tigers look to become repeat national champions.
A win on Monday night would mark Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney's third national championship. Only six coaches have ever won more national titles, and Nick Saban is the only active head coach with more championships.
LSU (1958, 2003 and 2007) and Clemson (1981, 2016 and 2018) have each won three national championships in school history.