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The Clemson Tigers will attempt to earn their second straight title and their third championship in four years on Monday, Jan. 13, when they face the LSU Tigers in the College Football Playoff National Championship. Kickoff at Mercedes-Benz Superdome is set for 8 p.m. ET.
Another Clemson championship would be Clemson's fourth football title in school history, joining the 1981, 2016 and 2018 squads.
Clemson enters the contest coming off of a thrilling semifinal performance in which the Tigers overcame a 16-0 first-half deficit to earn a 29-23 victory against No. 2 Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl. The victory was Clemson's fifth-largest comeback in school history, the second-largest under Head Coach Dabo Swinney and its largest in postseason play.
Starting defensive tackle Nyles Pinckney is not warming up with the team and already has his jersey on... it appears he will not play tonight.
Xavier Thomas is NOT starting tonights #NationalChampionship