No. 1 LSU Tigers Square Off With Defending Champion No. 3 Clemson Tigers in New Orleans
By ESPN // January 13, 2020
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(ESPN) – LSU is ranked No. 1 in the country and has been the most talked-about team in college football this season.
Quarterback Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy in historic fashion, and he’s the main reason LSU is favored to beat Clemson in the College Football Championship on Monday night in New Orleans.
No. 3 Clemson is 14-0 — like LSU. But unlike LSU, Clemson is also the defending national champion, winner of 29 consecutive games, and looking for its third national championship in four seasons.
“It’s always good to have experience,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney told reporters this week, “but we won the National Championship with a true freshman quarterback (Trevor Lawrence) last year. That was supposedly a disadvantage for us, so I don’t buy any of that stuff.”
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