LSU beat Clemson to win 2020 National Championship 42-25 on Monday night. The win gives LSU their 4th title in the AP poll era. With the win, LSU becomes the fourth team to go 15-0 or better in major college football history. Joe Burrow walked away with the offensive MVP after another spectacular games. Burrow threw for 463 yards and accounted for all 6 TDs with five through the air and one on the ground. He also set a new FBS record with his 59th TD pass to put LSU up 35-25. Burrow would add one more TD pass to finish with 60 TD passes. With the win, LSU snapped Clemson’s 29-game winning streak before a crowd of 76,885. In a game that featured two of the top four scoring offenses in the country and Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow, the defenses dominated the first quarter.
After Clemson went up 17-7, we thought they were about to run away with the game. LSU’s 10-point deficit, its largest of the season, lasted a whopping 81 seconds as the Tigers scored on their following possession to take a 28-17 lead. LSU had 90 yards and seven points in the first quarter. In the second? The Tigers had 269 yards and 21 points. It was an uncharacteristic stretch for the Clemson defense, which entered the game leading the nation in scoring defense at 11.5 points per game. Once Joe Burrow and the LSU offense get started, it’s pretty difficult to stop. As impressive as Burrow was, he couldn’t have done it without Ja’Marr Chase, who racked up 162 yards and two touchdowns on six catches — all in the first half.
Trevor Lawrence didn’t play his best game as he completed just 18 of 37 attempts with no touchdowns. In a battle between the potential top picks of the next two drafts, Burrow came out the victor. Lawrence suffered his first defeat in college in 30 games. With the awards, records, Heisman Trophy and championship, Burrow had arguably the best season ever for a quarterback. With my prediction of LSU winning coming true, my record was 59-13 to finish the season. My winning percentage is 81.9%, which is above my target. Congrats to the LSU Tigers once again on becoming the 2020 National Champions.