GAME UPDATES: No. 1 LSU defeats No 3 Clemson in CFP National Championship

GAME UPDATES: No. 1 LSU defeats No 3 Clemson in CFP National Championship
No. 3 Clemson faces No. 1 LSU in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 13, 2020, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. (Source: WAFB)

NEW ORLEANS (WAFB) - No. 1 LSU defeats No. 3 Clemson 42 - 25 in the fourth quarter of the College Football Playoff National Championship at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

BOX SCORE

4th Quarter: LSU 42 - Clemson 25

3rd Quarter: LSU 35 - Clemson 25

2nd Quarter: LSU 28 - Clemson 17

1st Quarter: LSU 7 - Clemson 7

TITLE ON THE LINE

LSU is competing for its fourth national title in program history. The game marks LSU’s fifth appearance in a college football national title game.

Clemson is currently on a 29 game win streak and is seeking its second-straight national championship victory.

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Ironically, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is the site of Clemson’s last defeat. Clemson lost 24-6 to Alabama on Jan. 1, 2018, in the CFP Semifinal in the Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

LSU’s defeated Clemson 7-0 in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 1959 to claim its first national title victory at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans.

All of the Tigers’ national title appearances have been in New Orleans.

LSU was shut out by Alabama 21-0 in its last national title appearance on Jan. 9, 2012. The Tigers won their last national title on Jan. 7, 2008.

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HOW TO WATCH POSTGAME COVERAGE

WAFB 9Sports’ Steve Schneider, Jacques Doucet, and Matt Houston are covering the CFP National Championship in New Orleans and will have LIVE reaction from LSU players and coaches after the game.

You can watch all of the LSU postgame coverage on the free WAFB 9Sports app, and WAFB.com.

The 9Sports team will have a full breakdown of the game on 9News after the game.

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