January 13 - (NCAAF National Championship) Clemson vs LSU
Clemson will play LSU for the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship on January 13. While both teams are 14-0 going into the game, the big question is, will the home-field advantage make a difference for LSU?
With LSU hoping to make this their first CFP title, Clemson will be looking to take home the championship for the second consecutive year. LSU did win their previous game against a lukewarm Oklahoma side that many didn’t see reaching the top four in the first place.
That said, LSU does have Joe Burrow, who many consider to be the most efficient college QB ever, which puts a big question mark on whether or not Clemson will be able to keep Heisman-winner Burrow in check for the upcoming game and utilize their star players Derion Kendrick and A.J. Terrell well against a solid LSU team.
Burrow had an impressive run against Oklahoma previously with seven touchdown passes (all in the first half of the game), as well as his other impressive stats that won LSU the game. But, if there’s a team that can get the job done going against a powerful LSU team, it is the defending national champions, Clemson. Let’s not forget how Clemson clawed their way back from a 16-point deficit to win a spot against Ohio State during the semifinals.
LSU will be eyeing Trevor Lawrence, who had 107 rushing yards and 259 passing yards against OSU and left the Buckeyes stunned with his 67-yard touchdown. While LSU still has RB Travis Etienne with his impressive 1,500 rushing yards and 18 TDs for the season, you can expect this to be a game that will go all the way to its last second. The receiving yards leader for LSU is Ja’Marr Chase with 1,559 yards and 18 TDs, and Tee Higgins representing Clemson with his 1,115 receiving yards and 13 TDs will also play a huge factor in the game.
While LSU has the home-field advantage, the game is expected to come down to the wire with Clemson favored by 5.5 with an over/under of 70.0.