The Clemson football team will take on the LSU Tigers in the National Title game. Here’s a look at how Ed Orgeron’s team comes away with the win.
The Clemson football team comes into the National Championship with a perfect 14-0 record and is looking to build on an impressive 29-game program winning streak.
Though Clemson football has been the winningest program in the nation over the past couple of seasons, LSU actually enters this game as a 5.5-point favorite, courtesy of the Action Network.
We’ve taken an in-depth look at how Clemson wins the game, but today let’s analyze how LSU comes away with the win.
LSU’s Victory Checklist
- LSU takes an early lead
- Joe Burrow continues to be Joe Burrow
- LSU’s offense continues its explosiveness
- LSU needs to establish a running game
- Clemson isn’t able to create pressure and gives up a few big plays
- LSU wins the turnover battle
- LSU’s defense pressures Trevor Lawrence and creates havoc in the backfield
- LSU finds a way to make clutch plays down the stretch
If you wanted to create the perfect scenario for LSU to win the game, these are the things you want to see.
Joe Burrow has to have a night to remember. He has consistently thrown for more than 300 yards all season long and he has to continue that trend. Burrow can’t afford to throw an interception or two. He has to play a crisp game and take advantage of opportunities when they are presented.
In addition to Burrow having a big day, that entire LSU offense needs to continue its trend. The Tigers need a running game to keep Clemson honest and they need their offensive line to step up big-time and provide better pass-protection than they have all season against Clemson’s front-seven.
Defensively, LSU needs to create pressure more than anything else. They need to find a way to get in the backfield, pressure Trevor Lawrence and stop the running game, similar to what Ohio State did.
In the end, the game will come down to which team makes more plays and makes less mistakes. LSU likely will need to win the turnover battle and make the clutch plays down the stretch when the game is on the line to come away with the win over Dabo Swinney and his Clemson football program.