July 6, 2020

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For the first time in school history No. 1 ranked LSU is 14-0, with that the Tigers are seeking their fourth national title, and the chance to be just the second team in FBS history to go 15-0. LSU won national titles in 1958, 2003, and 2007.

Another first, this year’s LSU offense was the first ever in college football history to feature a 5,000 yard passer (Joe Burrow 5,208 yards), a 1,000 yard rusher (Clyde Edwards-Helaire 1,304) and two 1,000 yard receivers (Ja’Marr Chase 1,559 and Justin Jefferson 1,434). Both Chase and Jefferson are tied currently for the SEC single season touchdown record with 18. Tight end Thaddeus Moss also holds the single-season record for receptions (42) and receiving yards (534) by a tight end at LSU.

Six of the Tiger’s 14 wins have come against teams ranked in the Top 10. LSU’s matchup against Clemson will represent its seventh Top 10 opponent, the most by team in college football history. Yet another record LSU has broken this season.

This will be just the fourth meeting between the two historic teams, with LSU holding a 2-1 advantage in the series. Interestingly enough, these two Tiger teams have never once met in the regular season. Every matchup has come during post season play. The last of which was the 2012 Chick-Fil-A Bowl with Clemson winning, 25-24. Previous meetings include the 1959 Sugar Bowl, which LSU won 7-0, and the 1996 Peach Bowl which LSU also won 10-7.

LSU’s current win streak of 15 games dating back to last season, ties the record for second longest winning streak in school history. The Tigers last win against No. 4 Oklahoma set numerous school, SEC, NCAA, and Bowl records.

LSU is currently ranked No. 1 in total offense with 564.1 yards per game. Throughout the season, the Tigers have eclipsed the 500-yard mark 11 times, four times going over 600 yards and having an incredible 700-yard game.

LSU is also ranked No. 1 in scoring offense (48.9) and red zone offense (68-of-70). The Tigers have scored 40 or more points a school record 11 times, including five 50 point games and three 60 point games.

Defensively, the Tigers have been coming into their own as of late. LSU held its last three opponents to a combined 45 points and 230 rushing yards. Two of those opponents were Top 5 ranked teams. Something to remember, the Tigers have only trailed five times all season, and never by more than a touchdown. The last time LSU trailed in a game this season, was in the third quarter against Auburn on October 26.

Jacob Phillips led the team this year in tackles with 105; OLB K’Lavon Chaisson was first in sacks (6.5) and tackles for loss (13.5). True freshman and All American Derek Stingley Jr. led the SEC in interceptions with six and passes broken up (21).

LSU will take on Clemson for the National Championship on Monday, January 13th at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. on ESPN