College football championship: LSU beats Clemson 42-25 to win national title

LSU beats Clemson to win college football championship

NEW ORLEANS — LSU beat Clemson 42-25 to win the college football national championship game Monday night.

College football fans – including President Donald Trump, who was in New Orleans – flocked to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to watch the teams battle for the title.

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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow threw for 463 yards and completed five touchdown passes, a record for a BCS or college football title game, according to The Associated Press.

LSU’s win marks the Tigers’ fourth-ever national title and their first since 2007, the AP reported.

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow speaks during media day for NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in New Orleans. Clemson is scheduled to play LSU on Monday.
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow speaks during media day for NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in New Orleans. Clemson is scheduled to play LSU on Monday. (David J. Phillip/AP)
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow holds the trophy as safety Grant Delpit looks on after a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against Clemson, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. LSU won 42-25.
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow holds the trophy as safety Grant Delpit looks on after a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against Clemson, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. LSU won 42-25. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)