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Sunday Hangover: LSU vs Clemson - Who Ya Got?

It’s the Tiger Bowl for the National Championship

Chick-fil-A Bowl - LSU v Clemson
The two Tigers last clashed in the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl at Georgia Dome, a 25-24 Clemson win.
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fThe stage is set for the National Championship match-up between LSU and Clemson on January 13. These two teams may both be Tigers but they could not be more different.

LSU: Led by a Heisman-winning senior QB who transferred from Ohio State and looked bad last season.
Clemson: Led by sophomore QB with a bad haircut.

LSU: Took the title of the most competitive conference in college football.
Clemson: Won perhaps the fifth or sixth best conference in FBS.

LSU: Head coach is a Cajun journeyman who has been fighting for respect.
Clemson: Head coach is a hayseed who has only coached at two schools.

LSU: First playoff appearance.
Clemson: Fifth straight playoff appearance, winning two of the last three National Championships.

LSU: Blew out Oklahoma in the semifinal 63-28.
Clemson: Won a squeaker against Ohio State 29-23.

LSU: Purple and “gold”, although it sure looks like yellow to most.
Clemson: Orange with purple as an accent color that is almost never seen.

LSU: Opened as a 3-point favorite by Caesars but quickly moved up to 6. O/U is 70.
Clemson: Underdog for the first time this season.


Who do you hope will win (let us know why in Comments)?

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  • 82%
    (818 votes)
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Who do you think will win?

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  • 59%
    LSU by 10+.
    (625 votes)
  • 18%
    LSU by 6-9.
    (195 votes)
  • 6%
    LSU in a squeaker.
    (73 votes)
  • 8%
    Clemson in a squeaker.
    (89 votes)
  • 3%
    Clemson by 6-9.
    (39 votes)
  • 3%
    Clemson by 10.
    (36 votes)
1057 votes total Vote Now