Trevor Lawrence’s performance
Just like Terrell, Trevor Lawrence is not a dud. However, he probably played the worst game of his career Monday night against LSU.
Lawrence completed just 18-of-37 attempts and didn’t have a passing touchdown all night. He had a QB rating of just 38.1.
Lawrence just continuously overthrew his targets and couldn’t find a way to settle down and make accurate throws against an LSU secondary that was allowing receivers to get open at times.
Defense in critical situations
The defense put up a great fight against one of the best offenses in the history of College Football, but ultimately the unit couldn’t get off the field when it mattered most.
The Tigers had LSU backed up in 3rd-and-long situations on several different occasions and allowed Burrow and Co. to continue converting.
One of the costliest came right before halftime. LSU faced a 3rd-and-23 and Burrow underthrew his man on a ball that likely wouldn’t have been a first down even if it were caught. Derion Kendrick picked up a pass-interference, though, and that gave LSU new life. The Tigers would later score to take a 28-17 lead into halftime.
That was the story of the night for the defense and, ultimately, it proved to be a major reason why Clemson didn’t come away with the victory down in New Orleans.