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LSU Trounces Clemson 42-25, Taking Its First National Championship Since 2007

Added 01-14-20 03:06:02am EST - “Clemson went in with a 29-game winning streak, but wasn't able to stand up to Louisiana's withering offensive led by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “LSU Trounces Clemson 42-25, Taking Its First National Championship Since 2007”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow holds the trophy after the team's win against Clemson in the NCAA College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday in New Orleans. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow holds the trophy after the team's win against Clemson in the NCAA College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday in New Orleans.

Louisiana State University, led by its Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow, capped a perfect season defeating Clemson in a 42-25 game for the College Football Playoff National Championship.

Early on, defending champs Clemson, going in with a 29-game winning streak, managed a 10-point lead over LSU, a team hungry for its first title victory since 2007. But LSU stormed back and Burrow showed why he is the best player in college football, cleaving Clemson's rock-solid defense with five touchdowns, no interceptions and a record of 463 yards on 31 of 49 passes.

Although considered a neutral site, the New Orleans Superdome is just 80 miles from LSU's campus, and was filled with raucous LSU fans.

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