Tiger Bowl Breakdown: Why Clemson Can Beat LSU in Tonight’s College Football Playoff National Championship

The sports world will be focused on the College Football Playoff National Championship Game this evening in New Orleans, Louisiana. The undefeated number one LSU Tigers will take on the undefeated number three Clemson Tigers.

Many in the sports world wonder if Clemson can stop LSU’s high-powered offense, led by Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Joe Burrow. I believe they can. LSU is the favorite in tonight’s game at the Superdome.

Why Clemson can beat LSU:

1. With 16 days off since both of these teams’ last games, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney will have been given plenty of time to prepare, plan and motivate his team. Even though they are the defending national champions, they are the underdogs going into tonight’s game. There is plenty of motivation to propel Clemson to victory.

2. Clemson will be making its fourth appearance in the College Football Playoff National Championship in five years. Consequently, they get the coaching and team experience nod, as many of the coaches and players on the ACC Championship Squad have been through this process before. This is LSU’s first College Football Playoff National Championship Game appearance.

3. Clemson’s two wins against Alabama, leading to national titles in recent years, show that head coach Dabo Swinney knows what it takes to beat an SEC team like LSU and their high-powered offense tonight.

Final conclusion: Clemson’s experience will lift them to end LSU’s magical run tonight and thus win a third national championship since 2015. I could be wrong, but that is how I see tonight’s game in New Orleans, Louisiana. As they say in the Big Easy, let the good times roll.

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