CFP National Championship

Arturo Magana, Editor

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January 13, 2020, this was one of the most anticipated days in college sports history. We had LSU Tigers, being led by senior star Joe Burrows, going up against Clemson Tigers, led by star quarterback Trevor Lawrence. With both teams undefeated during the season, this was supposed to be a close game, not everyone thought that. Louisiana State University had the upper hand through the hype for the game, and they did live up to their expectations. The championship game started off with both teams giving it to each other; the match was close and a lot of LSU fans were starting to get worried. Throughout the season, LSU typically had the lead from a few minutes after the opening kickoff, but this time it was different. Clemson was fighting back, but while watching, I knew this wasn’t going to be an issue. After being tied at the end of the first quarter, and then later picking up the score after that, I knew it wasn’t going to be a bad game. After the end of the game, Heisman Trophy winner, Joe Burrows, threw for 6 touchdowns and ontop held onto his title of being the best in the tournament by winning it all. 

 

Mika Cavanaugh, ‘20, said, “That game did not come to me as a surprise. I knew they were going to win because no one beats LSU like that, especially when going against Joe Burrows. It was a blowout game and those few that denied it should look back at one of the greatest seasons to have ever been played.”

 

Keylon Hampton, ‘20, stated, “Man, I didn’t expect it to be a blowout game. Joe Burrows had some insane rushing yards and smart plays. If I got to be him for a day, I’d take his football IQ, especially his IQ as a quarterback, and use all of that to my advantage. A mind like that is rare, he will honestly have a better career than the man himself, Tom Brady. At the end of it, I didn’t expect a blowout but man am I glad I watched it.”

 

Aiden Cawley, ‘21, stated, “I really thought Clemson was going to win. They’re a great team, but it was a great game.” 

At the end of the day, two great teams went against each other, and I’d have to say that the highlights are worth it. Joe Burrows is a great leader and from this game, these highlights alone show why his leadership, and his teammates’ skills, allowed them to kill their opponents.