Clemson wins 2nd National Championship in three years vs Alabama, 44-16

Clemson wins 2nd National Championship in three years vs Alabama, 44-16

Clemson wins 2nd National Championship in three years vs Alabama, 44-16

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Alabama has been the preeminent dynasty in college football over the last decade.

The Anderson University (S.C.) soccer player, who has been dating Clemson's quarterback since early 2016, predicted Lawrence would be a champion two years before he and the Tigers steamrolled Nick Saban's Crimson Tide, 44-16. The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide will take on the No. 2 Clemson Tigers in the postseason for the fourth consecutive year. As for the Tigers' offense, freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence was outstanding, throwing for 347 yards and three touchdowns while fellow freshman Justyn Ross caught six passes for 153 yards and one touchdown.

The national championship was Clemson's second in three years, proving that Dabo's Tigers have the staying power beyond generational QB Deshaun Watson. It was also just the seventh interception and second interception returned for a touchdown in Tagovailoa's career. Alabama scored once more in the first quarter to make it the highest scoring opening 15 minutes of a national championship in the CFP and BCS eras. "But just in my first year, it's just been awesome, definitely made the right choice coming to Clemson". Clemson was second in total defense, Alabama was 13th. The only problem for Alabama is the team that shellacked them Monday night likely will be there waiting for them.

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