LSU defeated Clemson off its title perch and did it in a record-breaking showing. In the end, LSU had Joe Burrow. The other FBS 129 teams did not.
Burrow broke the single-season by passing touchdown record finished with 60 and LSU set the single-season point’s record in the poll era, 726, by beating 2013 Florida State’s 723 in 14 games, by closing out a 15-0 season with a 42-25 win against Clemson in New Orleans on Monday night.
That win marked as LSU’s first title of the CFP era, and its first national title since winning the BCS crown in the 2007 season. Burrow, who broke the Hawai’i QB Colt Brennan’s pass TD record, finished the game 31-for-49 for 463 yards and five touchdowns.
Ja’Marr Chase, who is Biletnikoff Award winner, had nine catches for 221 yards and two touchdowns. Ja’Marr Chase’s receiving yards are the most by a player in a title game in the BCS/CFP era.
The Joe Burrow’s historic season ends at No. 1 as LSU surged past Clemson to win the College Football Playoff national title for the first time. The winning streak of Clemson is now done at 29 games in a row.
Joe Burrow ended his Heisman-winning season with 463 passing yards, and five touchdowns and 58 rushing yards with a score.
Clemson led 17-7 and cut the score to 28-25 in third quarter, but it couldn’t get pressure on Burrow. QB Trevor Lawrence had 234 passing yards, although he completed only 18 of his 37 passes while losing a fumble. Travis Etienne had 78 yards and a touchdown, he became Clemson’s career rushing yards leader in the game.
After the teams went punt-punt to start the game, both Joe Burrow and Trevor Lawrence have seemed to settle in. These teams need just one missed assignment for a huge gain, defenses brought physical play and also pressure on the quarterbacks.
Clemson struck first thanks to a 42-yard pass to Galloway. And the Lawrence finished off the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run, but LSU then found 6 on a 52-yard pass from Burrow to Chase. Clemson has the yards edge, but LSU might be starting to luck after the really tough start.