LSU senior Joe Burrow had a season for the ages. He tossed an NCAA-record 60 touchdown passes, including five in the College Football Playoff National Championship, and led the Tigers to their first national title since 2007. The Ohio native also won the Heisman Trophy by a record margin. His achievements got us thinking about the greatest college quarterbacks of all time.
The College Football Playoff National Championship is upon us, and as one might expect when the two best teams in the country face off, the field will be littered with tremendous talent. All-Americans and future NFL professionals reside on each roster. Let’s take a look at the three players who have the most to gain from an outstanding performance.
Everyone knows if Clemson is to win the College Football Playoff National Championship tonight, Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne will be key players in the matchup against the LSU Tigers. While those two players have rightly grabbed the headlines, it is their defense that will likely need to step up big if they are to bring another title home.
When it comes to FCS football, North Dakota State is what you would get if you merged Clemson and Alabama’s football programs together. The Bison have won national championships in seven of the last eight seasons, all under coach Chuck Klieman. When he left for Kansas State in the offseason, Matt Entz took over from his defensive coordinator role and picked up right where Klieman left off.
LSU's season has been a story meant for Hollywood. So what could go wrong in the College Football Playoff National Championship?
Two of the best offenses in college football history will square off in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday in New Orleans, and both teams enter 14-0.
If you’re anybody but an Alabama fan, the College Football Playoff National Championship is about as entertaining of a matchup as you could ask for. LSU and Clemson both roll into the game unbeaten on the season, with a shot at going 15-0 on the line for both programs. Both starting quarterbacks are already legends in the history of the sport.
Friday’s Idaho Potato Bowl match-up between the Ohio Bobcats and Nevada Wolfpack features two teams with similar records, but that seemingly couldn’t be much further apart in how they play. Ohio enters the contest with the 20th-ranked scoring attack in the nation, averaging nearly 35 points per game, on the back of an offense that averages more than 215 yards per game both through the air and on the ground.
It’s an all-Tiger matchup in the College Football Playoff National Championship, with 14-0 LSU set to challenge defending national champion Clemson on January 13 inside the Superdome.
The Armed Forces Bowl features two teams that were trending the wrong way as the regular season ended. After starting the year 5-1 with the only blemish being a road loss at Auburn, Tulane stumbled to a 6-6 finish. Southern Mississippi’s story had them in the thick of the C-USA West race before getting blown out in their final two conference games by a total of 35 points. Both teams look to finish the year on a high note by earning a rare bowl win.