The College Football Playoff pivoted away from its original plan to play semifinal games on New Year's Eve, moving several sets of games off weeknights to Saturdays instead.
Tigers freshman quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, won offensive MVP, finishing with 20-32, 347 yards, three touchdowns. Heisman Trophy runner-up Tua Tagovailoa threw a second interception and was 22 of 34 for 295 yards with two first-quarter TDs, along with minus-9 yards rushing.
Clemson made history last night by crushing Alabama, to win the national title. His Crimson Tide counterpart managed two touchdown passes but had two interceptions, with one sack coming in the final minutes of the game. Lawrence also became the first true freshman to win the national championship since 1985.
Clemson head coach, Dabo Swinney earned is 55th win, leading the Tigers to be the first FBS team to go 15-0.
Did we mention they have identical records over that time span?
The defending champions rolled into Levi's Stadium looking to secure their third title in four seasons, but Alabama ran into an absolute buzzsaw clad in orange and white as the No. 2 Clemson Tigers steamrolled the Tide, 44-16, en route to their second national title in three seasons.
One Alabama radio station got a little ahead of itself late Monday night. Despite the rankings, Clemson proved everyone wrong and dominated, winning by a score of 44-16.
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