Tim Tebow labels RBs as one of his biggest keys to CFB national championship
Joe Burrow and Trevor Lawrence have received plenty of headlines going into the college football playoff national championship game. But ESPN analyst Tim Tebow said the running backs could actually be the biggest difference makers Monday when he laid out his keys to the matchup.
“I think a couple keys to this game — No. 1, which back can impact the game more? Clyde Edwards-Helaire or Travis Etienne?” Tebow said according to 247Sports. “Both of them are great backs. I would love to have both of them on my team. I think they’re game changers. I think both of them are going to be possible All-Pros at the next level. They are that good.”
Defensively for both teams, Tebow looked at the backfield again as a big key.
“And secondly, which safeties step up? Both teams have great corners. Which team’s safeties are going to step up to stop the deep pass play? I think those are two keys in this game, and I can’t wait to see what happens.”
The LSU offense and Clemson defense are great units themselves, but the most exciting part of the game will probably be when Burrow and the LSU offense faces the vaunted Clemson defense. Burrow won the Heisman Trophy with 5,208 passing yards, 55 touchdowns and only six interceptions in 14 games. He also completed 77.6 percent of his passes.
Behind his incredible season, LSU led the country with 48.9 points per game. But the Clemson defense was No. 1 in the nation in points allowed and second in yards allowed, yielding 11.5 points per game and 264.1 yards per contest.
LSU and Clemson will square off for all the marbles at 8 p.m. ET on Monday.