5-at-10: Top Tigers and a too-early guess at 2020 college football top 25

LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire breaks away from Clemson cornerback Derion Kendrick during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

LSU rolls

Brent Venables was good, especially early.

Joe Burrow was better, especially when it mattered.

The LSU Tigers finished one of the most dominant college football seasons ever with an emphatic 42-25 win over previously unbeaten Clemson.

There were several key moments and boxes checked.

> LSU surviving the early body blows Clemson landed.

> LSU scoring right before the half to stretch the lead to 28-17.

> LSU answering Clemson's third-quarter touchdown.

> LSU defensively limiting Travis Etienne's touches.

Here are some quick takeaways:

Clemson's 29-game winning streak ends. Considering Clemson has a trip to Notre Dame and an 11-game cakewalk, Dabo's team will be back in contention again next year. (And we're sure Dabo will find something to complain about along the way.)