CFB | Clemson 25 @ LSU 42 | 01/14 | 1:00 AM UTC
LSU -5 -111
ANALYSIS: CFP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP -- Not to double down all of the "team of destiny" talk, but there's a feeling in the air here in New Orleans. And it's not a feeling of hope for a program that has not won a national title in 12 seasons but rather one of confidence. It is strange that Clemson, a team with a top-three ranked offense and defense is such a significant underdog to an LSU team that boasts the No. 1 offense in the country but the No. 29 defense, one that has been exposed on occasion this season. That LSU defense will be the pendulum upon which Monday night's game is decided, and Dave Aranda's had enough time -- and 29 undefeated games of film -- to prepare. LSU's offensive playmakers will ultimately win this game, and Clemson will have difficulty coming within the number after an insane 60 minutes in NOLA.