Winners, losers from LSU’s dominant national-championship win over Clemson
Clemson jumped on top early, and quarterback Trevor Lawrence sent a message to LSU’s fans after the go-ahead score. After Tee Higgins plowed through an LSU defender for a 36-yard touchdown, Clemson held the early momentum in a 17-7 game.
Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow returned to the field and put his jaw-dropping skills on display. A must-see dime down the field to Ja’Marr Chase set up Burrow’s touchdown run. Once LSU captured momentum, Burrow and Chase went to work tearing Clemson’s defense apart.
LSU’s 21 unanswered points propelled the Tigers to a 28-17 lead at halftime. Clemson came clawing back to make it a one-score game early in the third quarter. Just as Clemson started to get momentum, Burrow took it back to cap off his record-breaking season in style.
Here are the winners and losers from LSU’s 42-25 victory over Clemson in the National Championship Game.
Expect anything different? The only way Burrow’s historic season could end would be with confetti falling on him and the championship trophy in his hands. Simply put, the senior’s collegiate career ended with one of his best performances in history. Burrow might have started slowly, but he was unstoppable once he hit his stride in the second quarter.