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CFP Championship Game: LSU and Clemson meet for all the marbles

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Who will take home the trophy tonight? Tune in to find out.

College Football Playoff National Championship - Head Coaches News Conference Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

While there are still three games left to go in the NFL playoffs, major college football wraps up its season this evening with the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. It’s a battle of teams with Tiger mascots tonight, as number one LSU effectively hosts number three Clemson in New Orleans.

The game being at the Superdome is a huge advantage for LSU, whose home stadium is located about 75 miles from tonight’s venue. That will ensure a substantial advantage for LSU in fan attendance, with something around 75 percent of the stadium likely to be clad in purple and gold rather than purple and orange.

This game is getting a full “Megacast” treatment from the ESPN family of networks, with numerous different options for taking in the contest. Tune in for plenty of different commentary choices, as well as some interesting viewing angles available through the ESPN App.


CFP National Championship Game

#3 Clemson Tigers vs. #1 LSU Tigers

Kickoff Time: 7:00 PM Central Time (8:00 PM Eastern)
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
TV Network: ESPN family of networks (see below for full details)
Commentators: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Tom Rinaldi, Maria Taylor

Point spread: LSU -5.5
Over/under total: 67.5


Broadcast Options

  • ESPN and ESPN App: Standard broadcast
  • ESPN2: Field Pass sideline commentary
  • ESPNU: Coaches’ Film Room with Mike Gundy (Oklahoma State), Jeff Hafley (Boston College), Derek Mason (Vanderbilt), & Gary Patterson (TCU)
  • ESPNEWS: Command Center multi-screen broadcast with on-screen stats
  • ESPN Goal Line: DataCenter
  • ACC Network/SEC Network: Hometown Radio broadcasts for Clemson and LSU, respectively
  • ESPN Classic: Natural stadium audio with no commentary
  • ESPN App additional options: Referee commentary, Skycast broadcast, All-22 broadcast