National Championship 2020 Live: Watch NCAA College Football National Championship Playoffs Game 2020 Live Online Free (LSU vs Clemson)
Watch Live Free : National Championship 2020
1. Clemson has the experience on the big stage, playing in the national championship game for the fourth time in five years, but the No. 3 seed and defending national champion will play the underdog role to top-ranked LSU in the College Football Playoff National Championship game Monday In New Orleans. LSU has undeniably been college football’s best team – a claim punctuated by the Tigers’ 63-28 rout of No. 4 Oklahoma in the semifinals – but the No. 1 seed has not won the national title in the first five years of the College Football Playoff. Top seeds have twice bowed out in the semifinals and are 0-3 in the title game, and Clemson’s two titles in the past three years came as the No. 2 seed.
2. The adage that defense wins championships hasn’t held up well in the College Football Playoff era, and it isn’t likely to make a comeback this year. LSU boasts the most explosive offense in the nation with Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Joe Burrow (5,208 passing yards, 55 touchdowns, six interceptions) leading the way, but Clemson ranks third in the nation in total offense and had outgained 28 consecutive opponents before being outgained by 99 yards in a 29-23 semifinal victory over Ohio State. The winning score in the national championship game has been 35 points or higher in four of the past five years, and that trend should hold as LSU averages 48.9 points, and Clemson puts up 45.3 per game.
3. With the potential for a shootout, it might not take many defensive stops to make all the difference, but which Tigers have the defense that is up to the task? Clemson appears to have a slight edge on that side of the ball, ranking second in total defense and leading the nation in scoring defense, allowing 11.5 points per game. Clemson’s secondary was the best in the nation, but the Tigers haven’t faced an offense quite like LSU’s pass-happy attack that averages 397.2 passing yards and faces the No. 1 pass defense that allowed 151.5 yards.
When: 8:00 PM ET, Monday, January 13, 2020
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: 8 p.m. ET, ESPN. LINE: LSU -5.5