The national title game is essentially a home game for LSU. With New Orleans just an 80-mile drive from Baton Rouge, plenty of fans of the Bayou Bengals made the trip to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for Monday night’s showdown between LSU and Clemson.
So when Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was able to get into the end zone for the first time in the national championship, giving his Tigers an early 7-0 lead, he couldn’t help but tease the opposing fans a little bit.
In the first quarter, after a series of punts back and forth, Clemson was finally able to get the offense moving and pieced together a scoring drive. The possession was topped off by a one-yard touchdown run by Lawrence.
After crossing the goal line, the sophomore quarterback blew a kiss to the LSU crowd:
CLEMSON STRIKES FIRST!
— ESPN (@espn) January 14, 2020
Trevor Lawrence blows a kiss to the LSU crowd 😧 pic.twitter.com/uuEcwzvjGD
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) January 14, 2020
Lawrence is a confident player and is one of the top quarterbacks in the game. But if his offense starts to struggle, those LSU fans probably won’t forget that gesture later in the game.
Clemson is working to win its second-straight national title and the third of the College Football Playoff era.