The College Football Playoff National Championship Game is set, as the Clemson Tigers will take on the LSU Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Monday night. Clemson is the defending national champion, and it has yet to lose a game this season. LSU has been the top-ranked team in the country for a long period of time, and they have dominated opponents.
Both teams were conference champions this season, and they are both 14-0. LSU absolutely destroyed the Oklahoma Sooners in its semifinal victory, breaking several bowl records in the process.
Clemson had a difficult test in the semifinals from the Ohio State Buckeyes, but it was able to make enough plays to come away with the win. The LSU Tigers are six-point favorites over the Clemson Tigers on Monday night.
Burrow Has Been Unstoppable For LSU
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has been unstoppable this season, and he was awarded the Heisman Trophy for his effort. Burrow threw for more than 5,000 yards and had a record-setting performance in the semifinal game.
The Tigers are one of the most explosive teams in college football, and Burrow is a big reason why. LSU can also run the ball well, but Burrow is the real star.
The Tigers have given up over 21 points per game this season, but they are still terrific on that side of the ball. LSU gave up just 28 points to a great Oklahoma team in the semifinals, and there are plenty of future NFL stars on that side of the ball.
The Tigers had 35 sacks during the regular season, and they will blitz early and often in this game. LSU wins games with offense, but it also knows how to defend.
Clemson Defense Must Dominate
Defense has to be the focal point for the Clemson Tigers, but this definitely isn’t going to be easy. Clemson is holding opponents to less than 11 points per game in 2019, but keeping LSU to less than 30 might be a win.
Clemson has one of the best defensive lines in the country, and it will have to get some pressure on Burrow in this game.
Clemson also has a terrific quarterback in Trevor Lawrence, and he has the ability to keep this game close. Lawrence doesn’t have the numbers that Burrow has, but he has shown the ability to lead his team.
Running back Travis Etienne is a star as well, and he ran for over 1,500 yards this season. Clemson might be the second-best offense in this game, but it averaged 45 points per game this season.
LSU Has Too Much Offense
Even though the old adage says that “Defense Wins Championships,” that is not the case in college football. Clemson will use its defense to stay in this game, but the LSU Tigers simply cannot be stopped.
Burrow has been the best player in the country all season long, and he leads his team to a championship in this game. Clemson had a terrific run, but it’s coming to an end in this loss to LSU on Monday night.
Bet the LSU Tigers -6.0 over the Clemson Tigers in the National Championship Game.