Latest Travis Etienne News

Clemson running back Travis Etienne scores past LSU defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Two-time ACC player of the year Etienne returning to Clemson

Jan. 17, 2020 8:22 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Two-time Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year Travis Etienne is returning to Clemson for his senior season. Etienne, the 5-foot-10, 210-pound junior running back from Jennings, Louisiana, announced his decision on social media Friday. Etienne's teammate, cornerback A.J....

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) leaves the field after a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against LSU, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. LSU won 42-25. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Clemson D, Lawrence falter as LSU rolls to championship

Jan. 14, 2020 2:25 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Clemson relied all year on a strong defense and quarterback Trevor Lawrence to give itself a shot at a second straight national title. Both let them down against LSU and Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Joe Burrow. “It's been a long time since I've stood in front a team with a...

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow passes against Clemson during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: LSU extends lead vs Clemson early in 4th quarter

Jan. 13, 2020 11:47 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The latest from the College Football Playoff championship game between No. 1 LSU and No. 3 Clemson in New Orleans (all times local): 10:45 p.m. No. 1 LSU has extended its lead to 42-25 over No. 3 Clemson early the fourth quarter in the College Football Playoff championship game. LSU had...

Clemson associated head coach Brent Vemables speaks during media day for NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in New Orleans. Clemson is scheduled to play LSU on Monday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip).

Analysis: Clemson will win with talent to slow LSU, Burrow

Jan. 11, 2020 3:54 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — No. 1 LSU has been unstoppable this season but the top-ranked team in the nation hasn't faced Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables this season. It is a given that in prepping for the College Football championship game Venables spent plenty of long, dizzying nights in his meeting...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence runs in for a touchdown against Ohio State during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

No. 1 LSU faces No. 3 Clemson for CFP national championship

Jan. 9, 2020 1:46 PM EST

College Football Playoff national championship: No. 3 Clemson (14-0) vs. No. 1 LSU (14-0) in New Orleans, Monday at 8:15 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: LSU by 5.5. Series record: LSU 2-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Clemson, the Atlantic Coast Conference champion, is trying to repeat as national champion and become the first team...

LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. (24) celebrates after his second interception versus Georgia during the Southeastern Conference championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 in Atlanta.(C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

Can Clemson's versatile defenders flummox LSU and Burrow?

Jan. 8, 2020 6:05 PM EST

Top-ranked LSU and Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow head into the national championship game peaking, matching their record-setting offense with a healthy and improving defense. Clemson has not lost since sophomore quarterback Trevor Lawrence joined the team in 2018. The third-ranked Tigers are looking for their...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) is congratulated after Clemson defeated Ohio State 29-23 in the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

AP Top 25 Podcast: LSU vs. Clemson in CFP title preview

Jan. 8, 2020 4:12 PM EST

For No. 3 Clemson to repeat as national champions, the Tigers will need to figure out a way to slow down No. 1 LSU and Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Cam Mellor from Pro Football Focus breaks down the matchups that could decide Monday's national championship...

LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (22) runs through attempted tackles by Oklahoma safeties Pat Fields (10) and Justin Broiles (25) during the first half of the Peach Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal in Atlanta on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)

Getting it done: Clemson, LSU backs proving they belong

Jan. 6, 2020 4:26 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — LSU's Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Clemson's Travis Etienne have much more in common than their Louisiana backgrounds heading into the national title game. Both are smallish running backs who were overlooked at times in high school but have emerged as critical factors for next week's...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) is congratulated after Clemson defeated Ohio State 29-23 in the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Underdogs again, Clemson heading to another CFP title game

Dec. 30, 2019 3:54 PM EST

No. 3 Clemson is an underdog — again. Once more, the defending national champions have to deal with being labeled second best when they face No. 1 LSU for the College Football Playoff title in New Orleans on Jan. 13. “I mean, you can say we're pretty comfortable with it," said linebacker Chad...

Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade, right, tackles Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. Wade was ejected from the game for targeting. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Fiesta referee explains crucial calls that flipped semifinal

Dec. 29, 2019 3:15 AM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Fiesta Bowl referee defended two key calls that went Clemson's way after video review in the Tigers' 29-23 victory over No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday night. A crew of officials from the Southeastern Conference worked the game between Atlantic Coast Conference champion Clemson and...