Open thread: CFP National Championship Game

Coming up tonight:

Clemson (#3, 14-0) vs LSU (#1, 14-0)

Kickoff: 8 pm ET
Venue: Mercedez-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA.

What to watch: This should be a shoot-out between two potential future number one picks. LSU's Joe Burrow, the Heisman Trophy winner and probable first pick in April, goes up against Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, who isn't draft eligible yet.

Lawrence is 29-0 in his career so far, with 66 touchdowns and only 12 interceptions. He's ably supported by running back Travis Etienne, who has rushed for over 1,500 yards and 18 touchdowns this season and wide receiver Tee Higgins, who has 13 touchdown catches to go along with over 1,100 yards.

Defensively, Clemson is led by rangy linebacker Isaiah Simmons, who has leads the team in tackles and sacks, and also has three interceptions. Cornerback AJ Terrell is their best defensive back.

For LSU, other than Burrow, they have running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (over 1,300 rushing yards) and wide receivers Ja'Marr Chase (a team-high 1,559 receiving yards) and Justin Jefferson (102 catches for over 1,400 yards). Edwards-Helaire is working his way back from an injury but Jefferson is coming off the biggest game of his career with four first-half touchdown receptions against Oklahoma. He's now tied with Chase on 18 for the year.

Defensively, LSU has a bunch of studs including two possible first round defensive backs in cornerback Kristian Fulton and safety Grant Delpit. However, freshman Derek Stingley Jr. (six interceptions) might be better than either of them. They have some decent front seven talent too.