By Abby G.
76,885 fans were intensely watching in the stands as Louisiana State University took the national championship for the first time in over a decade! The championship game was played on January 13th with Louisiana State University playing Clemson. The championship game was played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
This game was very high stakes as Clemson was the defending champion, so the game was also expected to be very close with the two very strong teams. LSU had a perfect record and had been undefeated all season. Similarly, Clemson was also going into this game with a perfect and undefeated 14-0 record. Surprisingly, the game was not too close, and in the end, Louisiana State won with a score of 42-25. Louisiana State’s quarterback, Joe Burrow, was also the winner of the 2019 Heisman Trophy. The Heisman trophy is an award given to the most outstanding player in college football, and 2019 makes the fourth year in a row of a QB winning this award. This is the first time Louisiana State University has been home to a Heisman trophy winner since 1959.
The games leading up to this victory were also exciting ones. This year the two semi-final “bowl” games were the “Fiesta Bowl” and the “Peach Bowl.” The Fiesta Bowl was between Clemson, who had a 13-0 record, and Ohio State, who also had a 13-0 record that season. It was a close game with the final score being 29 to 23. The Peach Bowl was not nearly as exciting with it being a blowout game. Louisiana State University played Oklahoma University and defeated them 63 to 28. These two games created the final match up of Louisiana State and Clemson for an exciting final game. Predictions have already started for the 2020-2021 season. The number 1 prediction for next year is Clemson, so maybe they will make a comeback after their defeat, and the number 2 prediction is Ohio State.
Not too many people in the Winsor community are big college football followers but Ava Hawkins ‘22 who is a college football fan, said “LSUs’ head coach Ed Orgeron, led his players to an undefeated season with an unmatched average of 568.9 offensive yards per game. Quarterback Joe Burrow pushed his teammates towards a record-breaking season, and his strong leadership skills earned him the esteemed Heisman Trophy. It is safe to say that LSU has officially found their groove, and I hope to see this continue into next season.” Just like Ava, college football fans all around the country are looking forward to another exciting season to come!