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- LSU Tigers dominate Clemson to win 2020 college football national championship - January 14, 2020
- Way Too Early Top 25 College Football rankings for 2020 - January 10, 2020
- Clemson Tigers most important matchups for the National Championship Game - January 8, 2020
Regardless of what you expected for the 2020 College Football National Championship Game, it did not disappoint. Both teams showcased their talent on both sides of the ball, and the LSU Tigers continued their dominance to win the national championship.
LSU Tigers dominance
It looked like the game might turn into a defensive battle, with both teams struggling to move the ball (a combined 43 yards on the first four drives). Clemson got on the board first, and jumped out to a 17-7 lead. Brent Venables found a way to limit Joe Burrow and the explosive LSU offense, but it didn’t last long.
The Tigers ended the half on a 21-0 run to take the lead and leave Clemson fans with an uneasy feeling. Burrow threw for 270 yards and three touchdowns, and JaMarr Chase caught 162 of those yards and two scores. We knew LSU would get going as it was only a matter of time, and then the attention turned to how Clemson responded.
A hit on Burrow to end the first half appeared to affect him to start the second half, and Clemson jumped on the opportunity to pull within 28-25. LSU answered later with the second Joe Burrow to Thaddeus Moss touchdown connection to put the Tigers up 35-25. The game, like many before it, turned into the Joe Burrow show.
It’s easy to wonder where Joe Burrow belongs in the realm of top quarterbacks in college football history. We always wondered what an LSU Tigers team would look like if they had even a competent quarterback. We learned they’re the best team in the country, and it’s not close when they have the best quarterback in the nation. Burrow had a plethora of talent surrounding him offensively, but he made the offense run. Now, he’s a national champion.
- It seemed like the offenses dominated, but it wasn’t like the defenses were bad. A couple of LSU’s catches were just perfect throws by Burrow against nearly perfect coverage.
- Brent Venables received quite a bit of recognition early on for limiting the LSU offense, but not much was said about Dave Aranda doing the same to Clemson.
- Joe Burrow’s record breaking season was insane. His 2019 season with 60 touchdown passes over doubled the single season record (28) for touchdowns in a season.
- Clemson will be back, regardless of departures. Trevor Lawrence just got outplayed, but he’s still one of the best.
- College football’s over. We’ve reached the offseason. Need a Top 25 to get you to spring ball? Here you go.