Bayou Bengals & Comeback Cats To Play for CFB National Championship.

Bayou Bengals & Comeback Cats To Play for CFB National Championship.

No. 3 Clemson will face top-ranked LSU for the College Football National Championship on January 13 at 8 PM ET on ESPN.

The College Football Playoff National Championship is set as the Bayou Bengals of Louisiana will face the Comeback Cats from Clemson.

  • Tigahs vs. Tigers
  • SEC vs ACC
  • Coach O vs. Dab-O
  • Joe Burrow vs. Trevor Lawrence
  • Death Valley vs. Death Valley

LSU Tigers vs Clemson Tigers Spread, Moneyline Odds, Over-Under Totals for the College Football National Championship.

The LSU Tigers rightly opened as 3½ point favorites to unseat the defending National Champion Clemson Tigers. A flurry of early overnight bets has bounced the spread as high as 6½-points. The favored teams in CFP titles games are only 2-3 straight-up. Click here for live college football spreads, moneyline odds, and over-under totals.

Clemson gets the nod in experience points after earning its fourth championship game appearance in the past five seasons. Coach Dabo Swinney’s Tigers were underdogs, like this time around, in each championship game but upset favored Alabama twice, including last season. LSU is making its first CFP appearance since 2007 and salivating to win its first national title since that season when it beat Ohio State in New Orleans.

LSU steamrolled Jalen Hurts and the Sooners from the opening whistle to the very end of the Peach Bowl with a final score of 63-28. Clemson needed every minute of the Fiesta Bowl to dust Ohio State 29-23 after the Buckeyes jumped to a first half lead that they took the locker room. Trevor Lawrence orchestrated a four-play, 94-yard touchdown drive with under three minutes remaining in the game to take the lead for good.

The National Championship game will be a mere 80 miles from the LSU campus at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, making it a home game for Coach O’s squad. This will mark Clemson’s return to the site of its last loss, which was to Alabama in the 2017 CFP semifinal at the Sugar Bowl. Dabo’s Tigers have won 29 in a row since that loss.

The two 14-0 squads last faced off in 2012 in a game that ended in a 25-24 ACC Tigers win.