Go Tigers: Callahan predicts Clemson over LSU

Credit union performance data likes the Palmetto State school’s chances in the College Football Playoff National Championship.

Geaux Tigers?

Or go Tigers?

Such is the question facing discerning college football fans Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, when the Louisiana State University Tigers — led by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow — play the Clemson University Tigers — led by future Head & Shoulders spokesperson, and quarterback, Trevor Lawrence — in the College Football Playoff National Championship.

This year makes the fourth time Clemson has appeared in the championship game — the Playoff itself is only six years old — and the first time they will face a school other than the University of Alabama. Both teams enter the contest undefeated on the season, at 14-0 apiece, though LSU, the tournament’s No. 1 seed, is favored by six as of Thursday.

And, sure, there are many football-related reasons one Tiger might prevail over the other. But are there credit union-centric ones? Each of these universities has an official credit union partner; so, what can the financial performance of each of these southern shops tell us about the outcome of Monday’s matchup? In one corner, we have Founders Federal Credit Union($2.6B, Lancaster, SC); in the other, Campus Federal Credit Union($658.1M, Baton Rouge, LA). What do the numbers say?


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