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Joe Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and capped one of the greatest seasons in college football history by leading No. 1 LSU to a 42-25 victory against No. 3 Clemson Monday night to win the national championship.
Clemson is No. 1 in the USA Today preseason coaches' poll for the first time, followed by Alabama at No. 2.
Duop Reath scored a career-high 30 points and Tremont Waters added 20 as LSU beat UNC Wilmington 97-84 on Sunday.
All Greek activities were suspended at Louisiana State University on Thursday after a freshman pledge died in what is being investigated as a hazing incident.
The flooding from Hurricane Harvey has forced another change in the sports schedule.
LSU has fired coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, and promoted defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to interim head coach.
Nearly a year after LSU gave the University of South Carolina football team a home field advantage as floodwaters ravaged Columbia, the Gamecocks are returning the help.