College Football Playoff Championship: Clemson vs LSU



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Clemson Tigers LSU Tigers


14-0 (ACC Champion) 14-0 (SEC Champion)


Offensive PPG (45.3) Offensive PPG (48.9)

Defensive PPG (10.6) Defensive PPG (21.2)


Offensive YPG - 538 (246 Rush, 292 Pass) Offensive YPG - 564 (167 Rush, 397 Pass)

Defensive YPG - 245 (106 Rush, 139 Pass) Defensive YPG - 341 (120 Rush, 222 Pass)


Schedule


Ga. Tech 52-10 Tex. A&M 24-10 Ga. South 55-3 @Texas 45-38


@Syra. 41-6 Charlotte 52-10 NW St. 65-14 @Vandy 66-38


@UNC 21-20 FSU 45-14 Utah St. 42-6 Florida 42-28


@L’Ville 45-10 Bos. Col. 59-7 @Miss. St. 36-13 Auburn 23-20


Wofford 59-14 @NC St. 55-10 @Alabama 46-41 @Miss 58-37


Wake 52-3 @S. Car. 38-3 Arkansas 56-20 Tex. A&M 50-7


Virginia 62-17 Ohio St. 29-23 Georgia 37-10 Okla. 63-28


Key Players


T. Lawrence 67.6% 3431 yds. 36TD-8INT J. Burrow 77.6% 5208 yds. 55TD-6INT


T. Etienne 192 Carries 1536 Yards 18 TD Edwards-Helaire 199 Carries 1304 Yards 16 TDs


T. Higgins 56 Catches 1115 Yards 13 TDs J. Chase 75 Catches 1559 Yards 18 TDs


Is. Simmons 95 Tack. 14 TFL 7 Sacks K. Chaisson 58 Tack. 13.5 TFL 6.5 Sacks


T. Muse 4 INTs D. Stingley 6 INTs


Injuries


LB - Bryton Constantin - Out S - Todd Harris - Out


WR - Tee Higgins - Questionable OL - Kardell Thomas - Out


OL - Blake Vinson - Out G - Damien Lewis - Questionable


WR - Trey Palmer - Questionable


Blitzalytics Analysis


Line LSU (-6) Over/Under 69.5 Against the Spread - Clemson (11-3) LSU (9-5)


It was business as usual for the LSU Tigers as they absolutely dismantled the Oklahoma Sooners in the first semi-final. Clemson quieted their doubters with a come-from-behind victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes in the second. This quite possibly could be the most epic game this decade as both teams are probably some of the best since the USC squads of the last decade. Tyler Lawrence has turned around his season from a slow start to finish with a TD-INT spread of 27-0. Joe Burrow is the Heisman Trophy winner for the reason and proved it by setting all sorts of records in the first half of the Semi-final versus Oklahoma. However, this will be the best defense he has faced since he beat Auburn 23-20 in Baton Rouge. It is debatable whether the LSU defense is as good as Ohio State. However, they are distinctly improved since they played Alabama and Darrell Stingley Jr. has turned into a superstar.


The Degenerate Menace Says: How hard is it not to pick LSU in this game? Very. Their offense has been other-worldly. They have played a much harder schedule than Clemson and they are playing in New Orleans which means a home game. Am I going to pick LSU? No. Clemson’s defense is going to be the most athletic the Bengals have seen this year and there is no reason why the Clemson offense couldn’t put up a number like Alabama did earlier in the year. Clemson is also 11-3 against the spread. More importantly, the computer says it is Upset City down by the Bayou.


Prediction: Clemson 29 - LSU 26


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