Well they did it. The LSU Tigers won a national championship after going 15-0. It was a magical ride that concluded last night when LSU ended Clemson’s 29 game win streak in the Superdome. Let’s take a look at all the best stories and moments from last night.
For a quick look at the highlights of the game, check out this video from ESPN below.
The 2019 LSU team scored more points than any other team in the history of college football. A record that I still don’t believe belongs to LSU. Evan Saacks put together all 95 touchdowns scored by LSU this season.
Good morning. Here are all 95 touchdowns LSU scored in the 2019-20 season played at 500% speed because that's the only way it would fit on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/DsegCPvesj— Evan Saacks (@evansaacks) January 14, 2020
One of the more underrated aspects of this season has been seeing former LSU players pound their chest on ESPN, and perhaps no two are more entertaining than Marcus Spears and Ryan Clark.
The LSU video team has been great all year. Watch this short clip below if you want goosebumps.
Odell Beckham Jr was seen handing out what looked to be money to players after they won. The LSU admin claimed it to be fake money. I think we all know it wasn’t fake. Unless Odell is just walking around with fake money, which seems very unlikely.
Here’s Odell Beckham with Joe Burrow after the game:
Jamar Chase broke the LSU single season receiving record last night.
Lost in the shuffle of last night but Ja'Marr Chase finished the season with 1,780 receiving yards, the most by an LSU receiver in program history— Glen West (@glenwest21) January 14, 2020
Passed Josh Reed, who finished with 1,740 in 2001#LSU
Another note on 2019 LSU’s statistical dominance:
Joe Burrow: 5,671 pass yds— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) January 14, 2020
Clyde Edwards-Helaire: 1,414 rush yds
Ja'Marr Chase: 1,780 rec yds
Justin Jefferson: 1,540 rec yds@LSUfootball is the only team in FBS history to have a 5,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard rusher & two 1,500-yard receivers in the same season. pic.twitter.com/hVpBb4UP6d
Joe Burrow made sure he gave us one more iconic image before leaving the stadium yesterday:
Speaking of the cigars, a cop dared to walk in to the LSU locker room and say this:
Cop just walked into a smokey LSU locker room dead serious and said everyone smoking a cigar is subject to arrest.— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) January 14, 2020
As expected, the French Quarter was flooded with LSU fans:
Jason Kirk of Banner Society looked at where LSU fits in the best team of all time debate.
To read Brody Miller’s piece in The Athletic on the night that was, click here.
For details on the championship parade, click here.
Anyone that would like to purchase some of the national championship gear can click here to see where they can get their’s.
Obviously, the tragedy of Carley McCord’s recent passing dwarfs anything that happened on the football field last night. The Advocate ran a story this morning on Steven Ensminger Jr. dedicating this win to his late wife.
Tom Rinaldi also had a piece on the death of Carley McCord as only Rinaldi can do. I give props to Rinaldi for always finding away to handle these subject delicately while still conveying the full weight and emotion of the story.
Remembering Carley McCord, LSU OC Steve Ensminger's daughter-in-law
As their team plays for a title, the LSU family also mourns. Win or lose, Carley McCord’s spirit lives on.Posted by ESPN on Monday, January 13, 2020