The Clemson Tigers will take on the LSU Tigers in the National Championship Monday, but it won’t be a storybook ending for the Bayou Bengals.
The Clemson football program is just one win away from accomplishing the feat of back-to-back National Championships and improving its overall winning streak to 30 games.
The only thing standing in the Tigers’ way is LSU, a program that has had a ‘fairytale run’ to this point.
LSU is the ultimate loveable story, in many ways. The Tigers have a quarterback in Joe Burrow who was forced to transfer, but made a complete turnaround and ultimately won the Heisman Trophy as a senior. LSU beat Alabama on the road and now the Tigers will get the National Championship game in New Orleans- which is basically in their backyard.
Though it seems like a fairytale, it won’t have a storybook ending for LSU. Here are five reasons Clemson will be a fairytale crusher Monday night in the National Championship.
5. Championship Pedigree
You can say experience doesn’t matter all you want, but it does.
Clemson just played an extremely close game with Ohio State and the Tigers just find a way to make clutch plays when they need them most.
This game will be no different.
LSU is new to the party. The Bayou Bengals are extremely talented and they’ve been on some big stages, but they haven’t faced an opponent with the talent and depth of Clemson this season [no offense, Alabama or Georgia] and they’ve never been on a stage this big.
Championship pedigree- especially with Dabo Swinney on the sideline- means something in this game.