Clemson had relied on its strong defense and quarterback Trevor Lawrence's skill to win all season long. Both let them down in the national championship game as LSU rolled to a 42-25 victory. Clemson gave up a season worst 628 yards and five touchdown passes to Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow and the Southeastern Conference champs. And when Clemson needed a response, Lawrence could not give them won. He finished just 18 of 37 for 234 yards and zero touchdowns. He was also sacked twice.