The College Football Playoff championship game on Monday pits undefeated teams in LSU and Clemson and future NFL quarterbacks in Joe Burrow and Trevor Lawrence against one another.
Burrow, projected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, has tossed 55 touchdown passes this season. Lawrence, who still hasn’t lost a college game, has built on his championship run last year by throwing 36 touchdown passes to just eight picks.
The signal-callers are far from the only attraction in the NCAA title game, though.
Each team boasts first-round talent at running back: Clyde Edwards-Helaire leads LSU’s ground game, while Travis Etienne is the featured back for Clemson. A trio of 1,000-yard receivers will also be competing (Ja’Marr Chase, Justin Jefferson and Tee Higgins). Defensively, the rosters are loaded with soon-to-be pros as well.
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To reach the national championship game, LSU throttled Oklahoma 63-28 in the Peach Bowl. Clemson, meanwhile, beat Ohio State 29-23.
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8:05 p.m.: We’re inching close to kickoff. The quarterbacks are on the field getting warm.
7:59 p.m.: Kyler Murray, recently Oklahoma’s College Football Playoff quarterback, laments never reaching the title game.
Not winning a National Championship… that hurts the most. Always wanted to play in this game.
— Kyler Murray (@K1) January 14, 2020
7:35 p.m.: The stage is set.
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