Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow threw five touchdowns and LSU overcame its first double-digit deficit of the season to claim the college football national championship with a 42-25 victory over Clemson on Monday night at the New Orleans Superdome.
Burrow led the the Tigers (15-0) to the endzone on their last three possessions of the first half to turn a 17-7 deficit into a 28-17 halftime lead. The drives covered 75, 87 and 95 yards.
After Clemson (14-1) opened the second half with a touchdown and two-point conversion to close within 28-25, Burrow took LSU 65 yards in six plays to restore order.
Burrow finished 31 for 49 for 463 yards. He also ran for 60 yards on 13 carries.
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who led his team to the national championship a year ago as a freshman against Alabama, didn’t display the same level of cool against LSU’s defense. He completed only 18 of 37 for 234 yards, often badly overthrowing his receivers.
Source:: The Mercury News – Sports