Final stats: Chase quieted down in the second half, but still had a big game. He finished with nine receptions for 221 yards and the two touchdowns. He dropped what would have been his third touchdown.
LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase is having an absolutely monster season, and he’s putting on a show in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Through two quarters of play, Chase has caught five passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns. The rest of the LSU pass catchers have eight receptions for 93 yards.
Chase entered the game with 75 receptions for 1,559 yards and 18 touchdowns. The two additional touchdowns bump him to 20 and he is tied with four other players for the ninth most receiving touchdowns in a single season.
The LSU Tigers lead the Clemson Tigers 21-17 as halftime approaches. Clemson got off to the more impressive start, but LSU has stormed back and their offense is clicking. Quarterback Joe Burrow has thrown for 240 yards and two touchdowns, and also rushed for 30 yards and a touchdown.