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NEW ORLEANS — For the third time in three months, President Donald Trump has made a public appearance at a college football game. How the crowd reacted when President Donald Trump walked in to the National Championship Game. pic.twitter.com/1a0nyLrYNV — Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) January 14, 2020 Trump arrived at the College Football Playoff title game between No. 1 LSU and No. 3 Clemson at the Superdome on Monday with the expectation of a warm welcome. Both schools are located in states that have voted red in recent presidential elections, and Trump received cheers from the Southern fan bases when he was introduced before the national anthem to a massive ovation and chants of "U-S-A! Trump attended part of one of the regular season's marquee games between LSU and Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
"The thing that he appreciates is that in Southern states, particularly in Louisiana, is that football and politics get equal billing in terms of being the top sport." Trump won the votes of all the states in the SEC footprint and won 58 percent of the vote in Louisiana and 55 percent in South Carolina, where both the schools playing in the title game are located. "[The appearance] cements his relationship with his core constituency," said Howell Raines, the former New York Times editor and political commentator for MSNBC. Clemson has visited Trump in the White House twice after winning the title, with Dabo Swinney's team visits coming in 2017 and 2019. Trump phoned his congratulations to LSU coach Ed Orgeron after LSU blew out Oklahoma, 63-28, in the College Football Playoff semifinals. Trump's appearance at the title game comes during a turbulent time of his presidency, which led some to speculate that he's using the game as a distraction from the impeachment hearings and political tension with Iran.
Below, you will find the locations, bowl schedule, date, times, and TV channels for every game. LSU defeated Clemson 42-25 in the College Football Playoff national championship game to close out the bowl season. 2019-20 College football bowl game results, scores College Football Playoff: Scores, No. 3 Florida State 20 Sugar Bowl: No. 4 Ohio State 42, No. 1 Alabama 35, No. 1 Alabama 35 CFP National Championship Game: No. 4 Ohio State 42, No. 2 Oregon 20 Orange Bowl: No. 1 Clemson 37, No. 4 Oklahoma 17, No. 4 Oklahoma 17 Cotton Bowl: No. 2 Alabama 38, No. 3 Michigan State 0, No. 3 Michigan State 0 CFP National Championship Game: No. 2 Alabama 45, No. 1 Clemson 40 Fiesta Bowl: No. 2 Clemson 31, No. 3 Ohio State 0, No. 3 Ohio State 0 Peach Bowl: No. 1 Alabama 24, No. 4 Washington 7, No. 4 Washington 7 CFP National Championship Game: No. 2 Clemson 35, No. 1 Alabama 31, No. 2 Oklahoma 48 (2OT) Sugar Bowl: No. 4 Alabama 24, No. 1 Clemson 6, No. 1 Clemson 6 CFP National Championship Game: No. 4 Alabama 26, No. 3 Georgia 23 (OT) Peach Bowl: No. 1 LSU 63, No. 4 Oklahoma 28, No. 4 Oklahoma 28 Fiesta Bowl: No. 3 Clemson 29, No. 2 Ohio State 23, No. 2 Ohio State 23 CFP National Championship Game: No. 2 Clemson 44, No. 1 Alabama 16 Orange Bowl: No. 1 Alabama 45, No. 4 Oklahoma 34, No. 4 Oklahoma 34 Cotton Bowl: No. 2 Clemson 30, No. 3 Notre Dame 3, No. 3 Notre Dame 3 CFP National Championship Game: No. 1 LSU 42, No. 3 Clemson 25 The 2019 season marks the first time the No. 1 team in the final CFP rankings has won the title. Previously, the No. 1 team lost three times in the title game: Clemson (2015 season), Alabama (2016 season) and Alabama (2018 season). No. 1 LSU beat No. 3 Clemson 42-25 for the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 13. Both teams were 14-0 going into the game, meaning for the second season in a row, there's a 15-0 national champion after Clemson accomplished that feat last season. For LSU, it was the Tigers' first CFP title (and first national title since the 2007 season, in the BCS era). NEW ORLEANS--No. 1 LSU completed one of the most impressive seasons in college football history on Monday night, storming back from a first half deficit to take down No. 3 Clemson in the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship. The 42-25 win for LSU was a fitting finale for Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow, who finished one of the greatest individual seasons of all time by shattering even more records in the game that gave LSU its first national championship since the 2007 season. Clemson had a 17-7 lead in the second quarter before Burrow finally started to heat up, but once he got rolling, there was no stopping the hottest hand in college football. Burrow linked up with wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase for 147 yards in the first half alone, and the Biletnikoff Award winner finished the game with nine catches for 221 yards and two touchdowns, which is a new CFP National Championship record for receiving yards. LSU had to go to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to end that streak of disappointment, and now it has fully reversed the mojo from the shutout title game loss with a high-flying win that was just another day of ball for the nation's No. 1 offense.