But, again, Swinney turned the focus to God: "And all the credit, all the glory, goes to the good Lord, number one".
Scrambling Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is surrounded by Clemson defenders during the first half Monday. The Tide won their first 14 games by an average of 31 points.
Each team came out throwing haymakers, with Clemson landing first with Terrell's 44-yard interception return for a touchdown just 1:40 into the game.
Tagovailoa, the sophomore who came off the bench to win the championship game past year for the Crimson Tide, went 22 for 34 for 295 yards and two touchdowns.
And after the game, many blamed USA rapper Drake for jinxing Alabama by wearing a team hoodie in the lead-up to the game.
The teenager who took over as the starter four games into the season raised the Tigers' play, giving them an explosive offense to match a suffocating defense, led by All-America linemen Clelin Ferrell and Wilkins.
"I'm so happy for our team, our fans, our administration, our former players that love the Paw", he continued.
Tagovailoa threw his second interception on the next drive when he launched a deep pass into coverage and took a third-down sack the following drive when he didn't see a cornerback blitz coming. That led to Travis Etienne's third touchdown of the half, a 5-yard shovel pass from Lawrence.
Alabama and Clemson combined for four touchdowns in their first eight minutes. Not only is Dabo an Alabama grad, but his story is truly remarkable.
Clemson had it wrapped up midway through the third quarter.
For Thomas and the rest of the college football world, rest easy.
The Clemson Tigers are headed back to the White House after their national championship win on Monday. The national championship is just a byproduct of that.
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