It was a wild night in New Orleans on Monday as LSU fell behind early, but rallied ahead of Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship game.

Clemson opened the scoring on a Trevor Lawrence run.

But LSU's offense, which has been dominant for much of the season, pieced together multiple drives to take the lead, 28-17, at half. The Tigers never looked back, capturing a 42-25 victory.

In a big play during the third quarter, Clemson linebacker James Skalski was ejected for targeting.

But the big story was LSU quarterback Joe Burrow.

The Heisman Trophy winner broke the Football Bowl Subdivision record for touchdown passes in a season in Monday night's College Football Playoff National Championship by connecting with Thaddeus Moss -- the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Randy Moss -- for his 59th TD toss of the season, Burrow's fourth of the night. He added a fifth in the game, and 60th for the season, connecting with Terrace Marshall Jr. to give LSU a 42-25 lead early in the fourth quarter.

Here's more on Burrow's magic here.

‒ Among the many unknowns surrounding Monday night’s College Football Playoff championship game, there were at least two certainties. There would be a winner.

And, for the coaches, there were bonuses up for grab. Here’s a look at what this game meant for the coaches.

‒ Here are some shots from fans on hand in New Orleans.

‒ President Donald Trump was welcomed with shouts of praise in the New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Dome Monday night before the college football national title game.

When Melania and Donald Trump walked out for the National Anthem before the LSU vs. Clemson football game, there was an instant reaction on Twitter.

People were not fans of what Melania wore.

Some compared her to Inspector Gadget, the Matrix and a trash bag.

‒ Tom Rinaldi segments on College GameDay are triggers for tear ducts. His story on Carley McCord prior to the College Football Playoff national title game was no different. Click here to see the story.