5 early factors to consider in the College Football Playoff title game
5 early factors to consider in the College Football Playoff title game . It became apparent against Ohio State, Clemson’s lone worthy foil this season, that Lawrence had to overcome some weaknesses around him. With Clemson’s offensive line ineffective, Lawrence scrambled for a season-high 107 yards. He also flashed elite speed in breaking off a 67-yard touchdown run. LSU’s defensive line isn’t as menacing as past editions. But thanks to 346-pound anchor Tyler Shelvin, it’s massive enough to neutralize Clemson’s ability to run between the tackles. That means Lawrence may need his legs again.
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LSU and Clemson are a combined 28-0, and they each field thrilling, modern offenses and elite pass defenses. On paper, this is a classic matchup. LSU generated three more scoring opportunities than Auburn, which almost always results in victory, but if Auburn had better converted its own chances
After Clemson opened the second of half of Monday’s CFP national championship with a touchdown drive, LSU reeled off a pair of unanswered scores to seize control with a 42-25 fourth-quarter lead.
Facing a 17-point deficit, Clemson looked for a big play to get back into the game when Trevor Lawrence looked deep to Tee Higgins down the left sideline on a first-down pass from the LSU 48-yard line.
Higgins battled for the ball with LSU Kary Vincent Jr. inside the five-yard line. The 6-4 receiver used his size advantage over the 5-10 cornerback to come up with the catch and the touchdown.
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Except there was a flag.
Officials ruled that Higgins interfered with Vincent to make the play. Instead of a touchdown to cut the lead to 10 points, Clemson was docked 15 yards and eventually forced to punt on the drive.
It was likely Clemson’s last, best chance to get back into the game. And it was a borderline call. At best.
Higgins and Vincent both initiated contact on the play that could have just as easily been called defensive pass interference if anything at all. Vincent was beat on the play and reached out to grab Higgins on the underthrown ball.
In reality, it defined a play-on situation, and Higgins should have been awarded the score.
Would the play have sparked a Clemson comeback with more than 10 minutes remaining in the game? We’ll never know. LSU looked like the clearly superior team at the moment, so there was still plenty of work to do.
For Clemson's Etienne, facing LSU in New Orleans a homecoming and shot at redemption
CLEMSON, S.C. - Travis Etienne has accomplished just about everything one could hope to during his time at Clemson. The junior running back has been named the ACC Player of the Year twice, has won a national title and is in the College Football Playoff for a third consecutive season. But on Jan. 1, 2018, Etienne had a rare rough outing in a game that still motivates him to this day. The The junior running back has been named the ACC Player of the Year twice, has won a national title and is in the College Football Playoff for a third consecutive season.
The last time Clemson had allowed at least 28 points in a first half was in the 2012 Orange Bowl against West Virginia (49 points). No quarterback had three touchdown passes in a GAME against Clemson this this season, and Burrow managed the feat in the first half. Chris Graythen/Getty Images.
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But that’s a call that shouldn’t occur at this stage in a football season — or any, for that matter.
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