Which State Has The Most CFP National Championship Scorers?

Which State Has The Most CFP National Championship Scorers?
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As top-seeded Michigan (14-0) prepares for second-seeded Washington (14-0) for next Monday's College Football National Championship Game in Houston (ESPN, 7:30 p.m. ET), bettors across the Louisiana sports betting scene are going through the list of touchdown scorer prop bets (if available) on who will be the heroes to reach the end zone in this epic matchup.

History tells us that there have been 75 touchdowns scored in the National Championship game since the beginning of the College Football Playoff back with the 2014 season. 

But which states have produced those scorers?  

LouisianaBets.com utilized College Football Reference to gather the touchdown scorers and their birthplace to come up with the final list. Note: a player with multiple touchdowns scored was counted each time & quarterback passing touchdowns were not counted. 

Here are the top scoring states.

CFP Championship TD Scorers By State

RankStateNumber of TDsPercentage of TDs
1Louisiana1216.0%
2Georgia1114.7%
T-3Alabama79.3%
T-3California79.3%
T-3Florida79.3%
T-6South Carolina56.7%
T-6Tennessee56.7%
T-8Illinois45.3%
T-8Ohio45.3%

ESPN Bet Louisiana lists Michigan as a 5-point favorite in this year’s title game with an over-under of 55.5 total points.

Bayou State No. 1

The Bayou State tops the list with a total of 12 touchdowns (16%), one more than Georgia with 11 TDs (14.7%) and five more than three states with seven TDs (9.3%): Alabama, California, and Florida. South Carolina and Tennessee each had five TDs (6.7%) and Illinois and Ohio rounds out the list with four TDs apiece (5.3%).

Three Bayou State players have strengthened their collegiate legacies in the national title game. 

Born in Amite City, former Alabama wide receiver and Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith totaled four TDs in two championship games, highlighted by the game-winning 41-yard TD overtime reception in the 2017 National Championship against rival Georgia (his only catch of the game) as a freshman. Over the course of the Playoffs, Smith totaled nine touchdowns. 

Former Clemson running back and Jennings native Travis Etienne Jr. posted five TDs (four rush, one receiving) during his collegiate playoff tenure (2017-20). 

In his brief collegiate playoff career (2019 National Championship vs. Clemson), LSU wide receiver and Harvey native Ja'Marr Chase posted nine receptions for 221 yards and two scores to walk into the NFL with a national title. 

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Lou Monaco is a contributing writer to LouisianaBets.com. Lou had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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