LSU vs. Clemson: Prediction, preview for the College Football Playoff National Championship Game LSU will play Clemson for the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship at 8 ET tonight, Monday, Jan. 13, in New Orleans. Below, get a prediction and preview for the showdown. Both teams are 14-0 going into the game. LSU is hoping to win its first CFP title (and first national title since the 2007 season, in the BCS era). Clemson is trying to win its second consecutive championship and third of the CFP era.