NEW ORLEANS (WAFB) - WAFB 9Sports previews the final showdown of the college football season between the No. 1 LSU Tigers and the No. 3 Clemson Tigers in the national championship.
LSU will be making its fifth national title appearance in the College Football Playoff National Championship at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
WAFB’s 9Sports Director Steve Schneider, Jacques Doucet, and Matt Houston talked to current and former players, and the people behind the scenes like their coaches, athletic trainers, and parents who supported them all season long.
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The LSU Tigers are hoping to cap off their undefeated regular season with a win and the fourth national title in school history.
All of LSU’s national title games have been played in New Orleans. LSU lost its last national title appearance 21-0 to rival Alabama on Jan. 9, 2012.
LSU won the 2004 and 2008 BCS National Championship games in the Superdome.
The program’s first national title was on Jan. 1, 1959, by defeating Clemson 7-0 in front of a crowd of over 80,000 people at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans.
Clemson is pursuing its second straight national title, after defeating Alabama in the 2019 CFP National Championship at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
Clemson has appeared in three out of the last four CFP National Championships and is currently 29-0.
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.
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