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The Clemson Tigers became national champions on Monday night (or early Tuesday morning) thanks to a last-second touchdown pass from Deshaun Watson to Hunter Renfrow, lifting the Ti..
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson fans will have the chance to honor their national championship football team during a parade Saturday. The school said Tuesday the event will begin at 9:..
Alabama Crimson Tide comes up short in National Championship Game. Last-second Clemson touchdown clinches championship. The Alabama Crimson Tide had its dreams of a repeat national..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says there should have been a foul called on the Tigers’ game-winning touchdown against Alabama, and it should have been called on the C..
There is not much that can top gracing the cover of a Sports Illustrated magazine. The Clemson football team had that honor bestowed upon them Monday night following their historic..
Nov 26, 2016; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Deondre Francois (12), defensive end Demarcus Walker (44), and running back Dalvin Cook (4) celebrate after ..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Latest on the College Football Playoff national title game (all times local): — 12:25 a.m. Deshaun Watson’s 2-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow with 1 seco..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Latest on the College Football Playoff national title game (all times local): — 12:10 a.m. SCORE ALERT: Alabama 31, Clemson 28. Jalen Hurts’ 30-yard touchdown ..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Latest on the College Football Playoff national title game (all times local): — 12:05 a.m. SCORE ALERT: Clemson 28, Alabama 24. Clemson has taken the lead in t..
The Alabama Crimson Tide had the Clemson Tigers right where they wanted them, taking a 14-point lead into the fourth quarter of Monday night’s College Football Playoff championship..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Deshaun Watson’s next stop is the NFL. That doesn’t mean the Clemson quarterback is thinking about where he’ll go in the NFL draft. Watson says he’s focused on imp..
The Clemson Tigers are national champions after an unbelievable game-winning drive against the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide met for the second ..
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) They had to wait a year, some 35 years, but jubilant Clemson fans filled the streets near campus after the Tigers wrapped up their first national championship si..
Clemson football is your 2016 National Champions! Last nights victory over Alabama was one of the most physical Championship’s I have ever witnessed. Hat’s off to Dabo Swinney and ..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is paying tribute to Tigers wide receiver Hunter Renfrow the morning after the former walk-on caught a touchdown pass with 1 second left..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The national champions. The Heisman Trophy winner. More bowl wins than any other league. Such was the Atlantic Coast Conference’s mark on college football this sea..
What a game. Deshaun Watson put on a performance for the ages against one of the best defenses in the history of college football. Through all the ups and downs, Clemson stuck toge..
LAS VEGAS (AP) Bookmakers were feeling so good about things with Alabama up 14-0 midway through the second quarter of the College Football Championship that they offered 19 points ..
It was going to take a heroic performance to topple the Alabama dynasty in this year’s college football national championship game. And that’s exactly what Clemson got from Deshaun..
Clemson Tigers quarterback DeShaun Watson was absolutely awesome in the Tigers’ victory over Alabama in the National Championship game… Dabo Swinney has been adamant that DeShaun W..
TAMPA — Deshaun Watson had been battling Alabama for a collective 117 minutes and 53 seconds over two meetings, and yet again, his team was behind. Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts had..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) College football’s first national championship rematch was fitting sequel to the original, with an unusual twist at the end. Deshaun Watson and Clemson dethroned t..
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) About 6,000 Clemson fans turned out Tuesday to welcome their national champion Tigers, capping a giddy day of celebration after their team toppled Alabama. Peopl..
Clemson was doing all it could to get back into the College Football Playoff championship game against Alabama on Monday night when Deshaun Watson got a first-hand reminder just ho..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Deshaun Watson took the snap, rolled right and with one of the easiest throws he had to make all night, completed Clemson’s journey to the top of college footbal..
Jan 9, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) is defended by Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Ryan Anderson (22) during the fourth quarter in the 2017 C..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Standing on college football’s biggest stage and hoisting its top prize, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and dynamic quarterback Deshaun Watson shared the ultimate hug ..
Clemson beat Alabama in the national championship game on Monday night, 35-31, a thrilling end to a very good college football season. The Tigers won the game with a play run with ..
Alabama will be great in 2017. That’s a given. The Crimson Tide came up just short of its fifth national championship in eight seasons under coach Nick Saban, losing to Clemson 35-..
Sorry, Vince. Sorry, Maurice. It’s Deshaun’s turn to sit in the throne. Clemson claimed the national championship Monday night with an incredible, jaw-dropping, engrossing 35-..
Bleacher Report
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Following a classic College Football Playoff national championship game that saw Clemson edge Alabama 35-31, the Tigers topped the season-ending Associated Press Top 25 Poll. As se..
Clemson stormed back in the fourth quarter Monday night to stun previously undefeated Alabama 35-31 in the 2017 CFP National Championship Game. Now, it's time for the Tigers and th..
Sometimes, the sequel really is better than the original. That's certainly the sentiment of the Clemson football team and its faithful fans, as the Tigers avenged their loss to Ala..
The Clemson Tigers avenged last year's defeat in the national title game by toppling the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 on Monday night in the College Football Playoff National Champio..
Alabama Crimson Tide running back Bo Scarbrough reportedly suffered a broken fibula in his right leg Monday night in his team's College Football Playoff National Championship ..
Clemson earned its first national title since 1981 with a 35-31 upset win over Alabama on Monday. ESPN College Football provided a look at head coach Dabo Swinney after the win: Th..
TAMPA, Fla. — It will never be the same, you know. It can't be after that. Not after they conquered the unconquerable. Not after writing a defining final chapter in a dazzling two-..
TAMPA, Fla. — It will never be the same, you know. It can't be after that. Not after they conquered the unconquerable. Not after writing a defining final chapter in a dazzling two-..
Life without quarterback Deshaun Watson will have to start now for the Clemson Tigers after the junior declared for the 2017 NFL draft just minutes after beating Alabama 35-31 in t..
Life without quarterback Deshaun Watson will have to start now for the Clemson Tigers after the junior declared for the 2017 NFL draft just minutes after beating Alabama 35-31 in t..
In a long-anticipated move, Clemson running back Wayne Gallman officially declared for the 2017 NFL draft Tuesday. Gallman announced the news with the following tweet: The Georgia ..
The Clemson Tigers toppled a dynasty Monday night, earning their place in the history books. When wide receiver Hunter Renfrow streaked into the end zone early Tuesday morning with..
With the college football season officially over, many of the top players in the country are now going to shift their focus to the NFL draft. The Clemson Tigers beat the Alabama Cr..
Hyperbole runs rampant in sports, but there's a realistic argument that only one quarterback could overcome the 2016 season's edition of the Alabama Crimson Tide defense. Monday ni..
SEC, you have a problem. An ACC problem.  The ACC champion Clemson Tigers had a comeback for the ages on Monday night, overcoming a two-score deficit to unseat SEC champion, d..
The college football season is officially over after the Clemson Tigers shocked the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship on Monday night from R..
The Seattle Times
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Clemson finished atop The Associated Press College football poll Tuesday, knocking Alabama from the spot it held all season, and Southern California became the f..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Deshaun Watson’s next stop is the NFL. That doesn’t mean the Clemson quarterback is thinking about where he’ll go in the NFL draft. Watson says he’s focused on i..
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — They had to wait a year, some 35 years, but jubilant Clemson fans filled the streets near campus after the Tigers wrapped up their first national championship ..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is paying tribute to Tigers wide receiver Hunter Renfrow the morning after the former walk-on caught a touchdown pass with 1 second le..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Alabama players want to pull a Clemson. They hope to carry the pain of losing a down-to-the-last-breath national championship game and use it to fuel a major..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The national champions. The Heisman Trophy winner. More bowl wins than any other league. Such was the Atlantic Coast Conference’s mark on college football this s..
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bookmakers were feeling so good about things with Alabama up 14-0 midway through the second quarter of the College Football Championship that they offered 19 point..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says there should have been a foul called on the Tigers’ game-winning touchdown against Alabama, and it should have been called on the..
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — About 6,000 Clemson fans turned out Tuesday to welcome their national champion Tigers, capping a giddy day of celebration after their team toppled Alabama. Peo..
TAMPA, Fla. — College football’s first national championship rematch was fitting sequel to the original, with an unusual twist at the end. Deshaun Watson and Clemson dethroned the ..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Standing on college football’s biggest stage and hoisting its top prize, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and dynamic quarterback Deshaun Watson shared the ultimate hu..
Alabama will be great in 2017. That’s a given. The Crimson Tide came up just short of its fifth national championship in eight seasons under coach Nick Saban, losing to Clemson 35-..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The College Football Championship rematch between Clemson and Alabama drew 680,000 fewer viewers on TV and online than last year’s game, though combined viewersh..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steve Sarkisian dialed up a timely trick play, a pass that worked to perfection and plenty of hand-offs to Bo Scarbrough. The combination nearly added up to a tr..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mike Williams took a few steps backward after the final snap, flopped to the ground and waited for the confetti to start falling. It was his least acrobatic move..
The teams that started the season Nos. 1 and 2 finished as the top two of 2016. Just not in that order. Clemson was No. 1 in the final AP college football poll , knocking preseason..
ESPN USA
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Clemson's stunning last-second 35-31 victory over Alabama in the College Football Playoff national championship game on Monday obviously was a hit on social media. Naturally, the b..
The amount of money bet on the College Football Playoff championship game was historic and primarily orange. More money was bet on Monday's classic between Clemson and Alabama at W..
TAMPA, Fla. -- Clemson finished atop The Associated Press college football poll Tuesday, knocking Alabama from the spot it held all season, and USC became the first team to finish ..
TAMPA, Fla. -- Really, a team coached by Dabo Swinney couldn't have won a national championship any other way. The Clemson coach's life story could have been written by Horatio Alg..
The Clemson Tigers are national champions, but the Alabama Crimson Tide roll into the offseason as the favorites in Las Vegas to win next season's title. Alabama tops the Westgate ..
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson made it official Monday night after he led the Tigers to a thrilling win in the College Football Playoff National Championship -- he is leaving f..
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Ben Boulware was exhausted, and the bus ride home felt interminable. He hadn't slept more than a few minutes since Clemson stunned Alabama 35-31 in Tampa, Florida,..
TAMPA, Fla. -- So many thought it would be different. Alabama's defense was so much better and so much more suited to face Deshaun Watson. Yes, Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts..
TAMPA, Fla. -- Clemson's unsung MVP wasn't even in the house on Monday night when the Tigers reached college football's mountaintop for only the second time in school history. Matt..
10:30 AM ET As Alabama coach Nick Saban spends the next few weeks and months reflecting on his first loss in a national championship game, we might wonder if he overreacted in forc..
TAMPA, Fla. -- Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough, who was the Crimson Tide's most effective offensive weapon before leaving the game late in the third quarter, suffered a broken b..
TAMPA, Fla. -- In order to win this one, Clemson couldn't forget the last one. There is a video of quarterback Deshaun Watson walking off the field in Arizona following last year's..
TAMPA, Fla. -- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said there should have been a penalty called on the Tigers' game-winning touchdown against Alabama, and it should have been called on the ..
12:00 AM ET TAMPA, Fla. -- At 12:15 a.m. ET, they came into the grandstands looking for Kathleen Swinney and Carol McIntosh. "We hate to have to do this," the College Football Play..
11:00 AM ET Alabama and Clemson played in the College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T for the second straight season on Monday night. It was another ch..
SFgate
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Clemson fans cheer as the Clemson Tigers return Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Clemson, S.C., the day after Clemson defeated Alabama 35-31 in the NCAA College Football Playoff champion..
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 09: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after the Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 in the 2017 College Football Playo..
Clemson's Ben Boulware kisses the championship trophy after the NCAA college football playoff championship game Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. Clemson won 35-31. Clemson's ..
Clemson players celebrate after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. Clemson won 35-31. Clemson players celebr..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Deshaun Watson's next stop is the NFL. That doesn't mean the Clemson quarterback is thinking about where he'll go in the NFL draft. Watson says he's focused on i..
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bookmakers were feeling so good about things with Alabama up 14-0 midway through the second quarter of the College Football Championship that they offered 19 point..
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney hugs Deshaun Watson after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. Clemson won 35-..
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney talks to Deshaun Watson during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Tam..
Clemson's Deshaun Watson celebrates a last second touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Tue..
TAMPA, Fla. — College football’s first national championship rematch was even better than the original, with an amazing twist at the end. Deshaun Watson and Clemson dethroned the c..
Alabama will be great in 2017. That's a given. The Crimson Tide came up just short of its fifth national championship in eight seasons under coach Nick Saban, losing to Clemson 35-..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Thank you, Clemson. College football needed this. Thank you, Alabama. A fallen champion, but thoroughly magnificent. In a sequel that proved to be even more of a..
Alabama head coach Nick Saban congratulates Bo Scarbrough after his touchdown run during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson Monda..
Sporting News
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Christian Wilkins may weigh over 300 pounds, but he has the graceful moves of a gymnast. After the sophomore defensive lineman and the rest of the Clemson Tigers completed the..
January 9, 2017 11:37pm EST January 9, 2017 11:27pm EST O.J. Howard tormented the Tigers last year in the National Championship game, and he's doing it again. TAMPA, Fla. – O.J. Ho..
Old rivalries die hard. Clemson wasn't the only campus celebrating a national championship Monday with a last-second win over Alabama, but so were the Tide's hated in-state rivals ..
TAMPA, Fla. — Deshaun Watson threw a two-yard touchdown to Hunter Renfrow with one second remaining to give No. 2 Clemson a thrilling 34-31 victory against No. 1 Alabama in the Col..
Underdog Clemson took down a mighty Alabama team Monday night, but one man thinks his team could have beaten the 2016 champions in the title game. Homer Jordan, the quarterback for..
Deshaun Watson did it. Clemson did it, too. Watson did it. He provided that Vince Young-like moment everybody was waiting for and knocked off the defending national champion on the..
When Deshaun Watson threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow with one second remaining to win the national title for Clemson Monday in Tampa, not only di..
It was there for the taking. Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts had given the Crimson Tide a 31-28 lead over Clemson with just over two minutes remaining in Monday's College Football ..
For the first time since 1983, Clemson captured a national championship with an incredible 35-31 win over top-ranked Alabama in the College Football Playoff finale Monday..
TAMPA, Fla. — No. 2 Clemson’s 35-31 victory against No. 1 Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship game tells an incredible story. Not a viral story. Not ..
That football game Monday night was fun, wasn’t it?  Those of us who stayed up through the end of an epic championship contest between Alabama and Clemson were rewarded with o..
The 2016 football season is over, but it’s never, ever too early to look ahead. Remember that ridiculous opening weekend that we had this season? Next year won’t be quite like that..
Tampa Bay Times
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TAMPA — Yabba Dabo Do! Yabba Deshaun Do, Too. They came all the way back. Dabo Swinney and his Clemson Tigers won 13 games and made it all the way back to the national championship..
TAMPA — Sometimes, it isn't until you take something apart that you realize how big it was. The deconstruction of College Football Playoff weekend was underway Tuesday. Party tents..
TAMPA — On the receiving end of the winning touchdown pass with one second left in a national championship game was a 5-foot-11 former walk-on receiver who turned down small-school..
TAMPA — Monday night's College Football Playoff national title game was the rare sequel that surpassed the original. Last year's Alabama-Clemson showdown was great. This one, befor..
TAMPA — They were behind again. In one of the greatest college football championship games (at least the second half), the Clemson Tigers were behind Alabama again, 31-28. There we..
TAMPA — For Clemson receiver Ray-Ray McCloud, the best part of Monday's College Football Playoff national title game wasn't the double-digit fourth-quarter comeback, or one of the ..
TAMPA — Between two resplendent moments — a glorious, game-winning touchdown and the Tampa sunrise — Dabo Swinney logged an hour of sleep. But the Clemson coach's bleary eyes didn'..
TAMPA Time to grade this grudge match, or at least some of its key components, on and off the field. Without further adieu, here's our College Football Playoff title game report ca..
While 74,000-plus fans and hundreds of accredited media enjoyed the college football national championship game live at Raymond James Stadium, the rest of us were left to watch on ..
TAMPA — With the college football season (sadly) over, let's look back at another thrilling year. Here are my favorite moments, games and memories from a season that ended with Mon..
• Tuesday's temperatures should warm up to the low 70s by the afternoon as the area goes through a warming trend through Friday, according to 10Weather WTSP. • While some of you ma..
President Barack Obama is heading home to Chicago to say goodbye to the nation.. Obama has referred to his home in the Hyde Park neighborhood here as "a time capsule," a mostly uni..
ABC News
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TAMPA, Fla. -- Really, a team coached by Dabo Swinney couldn't have won a national championship any other way. The Clemson coach's life story could have been written by Horatio Alg..
The Clemson Tigers are national champions, but the Alabama Crimson Tide roll into the offseason as the favorites in Las Vegas to win next season's title. Alabama tops the Westgate ..
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson made it official Monday night after he led the Tigers to a thrilling win in the College Football Playoff National Championship -- he is leaving f..
TAMPA, Fla. -- Clemson's unsung MVP wasn't even in the house on Monday night when the Tigers reached college football's mountaintop for only the second time in school history. Matt..
TAMPA, Fla. -- The game clock showed 2:01. Deshaun Watson gathered his teammates and told them simply, "We're going to get this touchdown. We're going to win this national champion..
TAMPA, Fla. --? Clemson?coach Dabo Swinney said there should have been a penalty called on the Tigers' game-winning touchdown?against? Alabama, and it should have been called on th..
TAMPA, Fla. -- At 12:15 a.m. ET, they came into the grandstands looking for Kathleen Swinney and Carol McIntosh. "We hate to have to do this," the College Football Playoff security..
It's hard for any sequel to live up to the original, but this year's Clemson-Alabama rematch in the College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T somehow did..
Alabama and Clemson played in the College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T for the second straight season on Monday night.? It was another championship ..
How are those teams doing on the recruiting trail? Here's our look: 2017 class ranking: 1 Who they have: The Crimson Tide have the top-ranked recruiting class in the country, and f..
AL.Com
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Artavis Scott sat at his locker inside Raymond James Stadium, basking in the afterglow of victory. The Clemson Tigers had just slain the mighty beast that is Alabama, claiming a st..
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney took time during his post-game press conference after his Tigers defeated Alabama 35-31 for the CFP national championship to call out radio personality C..
Clemson has arrived. That's the message Ben Boulware made clear just hours after Clemson's last-second touchdown Monday night earned the Tigers the CFP national title over Alabama...
Not even 24 hours have passed since Clemson unseated Alabama atop the college football world, so naturally, media outlets from across the nation are taking way-too-early looks at t..
Don't do it. Just don't do it. Yeah, I'm talking to you, Alabama football fan, Alabama football player and Alabama football coach. Don't be that guy. You know the guy. He's the one..
Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware and Michigan All-America cornerback Jourdan Lewis were among 12 players added Tuesday to the roster for the 2017 Reese's Senior Bowl. The 6-foot, 23..
Marlon Humphrey will never forget where he was when the last great ending to a national championship captivated a country. He was supposed to be in bed. Instead, Humphrey, the son ..
If there were lingering questions about Alabama's loss to Clemson, it surrounded two fourth-quarter touchdowns scored by the Tigers. Were they legal? Could the referees have called..
Reggie Ragland hugged Rueben Foster in the land of thousand-yard stares. Eddie Jackson consoled Ronnie Harrison in those agonizing moments when reality came fast, and then lingered..
The Score
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Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was named offensive MVP of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, and really, there was no other choice. Watson was simply bril..
While most Clemson alumni were basking in the glory of the Tigers' first national championship in 35 years on Tuesday, the quarterback of its 1981 title-winning team was busy reliv..
They say the sequel is never better than the original, but Monday's CFP title game shot that theory apart in epic fashion. For the second straight season, Alabama and Clemson battl..
It may seem odd that a meaningless score from a game three months ago is being brought up on the day of the national championship, but that touchdown was the last one the Crimson T..
In what felt like a heavyweight title fight from opening gun to final whistle, Clemson answered Alabama at every turn. Down by 10 points at two separate junctures in the second hal..
The sequel ended up being just as compelling as the original. Only this time, elation erupted from Clemson’s sideline. It was relief from a title drought that dated back to 1981; i..
Alabama isn't the only one who took a loss Monday night. Las Vegas sportsbooks were on the receiving end of historic losses thanks to underdog Clemson pulling off the victory. Book..
TAMPA, Fla. - The College Football Championship rematch between Clemson and Alabama drew 680,000 fewer viewers on TV and online than last year's game, though combined viewership fo..
Deshaun Watson said he was the best player in college football. Then he went out and backed it up. In a performance nearly identical to that of Texas quarterback Vince Young in the..
Fox News
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The Alabama Crimson Tide had the Clemson Tigers right where they wanted them, taking a 14-point lead into the fourth quarter of Monday night's College Football Playoff championship..
Last year’s College Football Playoff championship game was a classic. This year’s was even better.  And in the end, Clemson got its revenge over Alabama. Deshaun Watson hit Hu..
Last year’s College Football Playoff championship game was a classic. This year’s was even better.  And in the end, Clemson got its revenge over Alabama. Deshaun Watson hit Hu..
TAMPA -- Deshaun Watson had been battling Alabama for a collective 117 minutes and 53 seconds over two meetings, and yet again, his team was behind. Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts ha..
Last year’s College Football Playoff championship game was a classic. This year’s was even better.  And in the end, Clemson got its revenge over Alabama. Deshaun Watson hit Hu..
Clemson beat Alabama in the national championship game on Monday night, 35-31, a thrilling end to a very good college football season. The Tigers won the game with a play run with ..
Alabama will be great in 2017. That's a given. The Crimson Tide came up just short of its fifth national championship in eight seasons under coach Nick Saban, losing to Clemson 35-..
The teams that started the season Nos. 1 and 2 finished as the top two of 2016. Just not in that order. Clemson was No. 1 in the final AP college football poll , knocking preseason..
SB Nation
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No. 2 Clemson defeated the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide on Monday night, 35-31 thanks to a thrilling, last-second touchdown pass by Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson. With the victor..
If previously unstoppable Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough didn’t miss most of the second half, or if Alabama’s offense hadn’t been handed to an entirely different coordinator a week befor..
The Clemson Tigers are major college football’s national champions. They beat Alabama in a thrilling National Championship on Monday night in Tampa, 35-31. Their victory avenged th..
Clemson was in the middle of a brawl with Alabama in the 2015 season's College Football Playoff championship game. Deshaun Watson had a pair of really nice touchdown passes, w..
After Clemson vanquished Alabama in Monday’s National Championship, a reporter asked Tigers coach Dabo Swinney a question about his remarkable quarterback, Deshaun Watson. Swinney ..
One month before Signing Day, about nine months before the start of the 2017 season, and almost a full calendar year before the next College Football Playoff kicks off, let's go ah..
For Clemson to beat Alabama, Deshaun Watson was always going to have to do the heaviest lifting of the season. He did it. The Tigers’ so-so run game was never going to make headway..
Miami Herald
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College football's first national championship rematch was fitting sequel to the original, with an unusual twist at the end. Deshaun Watson and Clemson dethroned the champs and bec..
College football's first national championship rematch was even better than the original, with an incredible twist at the end. Deshaun Watson and Clemson dethroned the champs and b..
Deshaun Watson took the snap, rolled right and with one of the easiest throws he had to make all night, completed Clemson's journey to the top of college football. A frantic fourth..
Alabama will be great in 2017. That's a given. The Crimson Tide came up just short of its fifth national championship in eight seasons under coach Nick Saban, losing to Clemson 35-..
Those last 2 yards by Clemson not only cost Alabama another championship, they also knocked the Crimson Tide out of sole possession of the top spot on the national total defense ch..
The teams that started the season Nos. 1 and 2 finished as the top two of 2016. Just not in that order. Clemson was No. 1 in the final AP college football poll , knocking preseason..
Philly.com
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After Clemson’s last-second victory over Alabama in last night's dramatic National Championship game, Tigers coach Dabo Swinney had some choice words for Fox Sports host Colin Cowh..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - College football's first national championship rematch was even better than the original, with an incredible twist at the end. Deshaun Watson and Clemson dethron..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Deshaun Watson took the snap, rolled right and with one of the easiest throws he had to make all night, completed Clemson's journey to the top of college footbal..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Deshaun Watson took the snap, rolled right and with one of the easiest throws he had to make all night, completed Clemson's journey to the top of college footbal..
After Clemson’s last-second victory over Alabama in last night's dramatic National Championship game, Tigers coach Dabo Swinney had some choice words for Fox Sports host Colin Cowh..
HOWIE'S GOTTA do it. The crowd will love it. The draft comes to Philadelphia this spring. On April 27, Roger Goodell simply has to approach the dais and announce, "With the fifth p..
ABC7 News
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The amount of money bet on the College Football Playoff championship game was historic and primarily orange. More money was bet on Monday's classic betweenClemsonandAlabamaat Willi..
The Clemson Tigers are national champions, but the Alabama Crimson Tide roll into the offseason as the favorites in Las Vegas to win next season's title. Alabama tops the Westgate ..
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson made it official Monday night after he led the Tigers to a thrilling win in the College Football Playoff National Championship -- he is leaving f..
College football's first national championship rematch was fitting sequel to the original, with an unusual twist at the end. Deshaun Watson and Clemson dethroned the champs and bec..
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Ben Boulware was exhausted, and the bus ride home felt interminable. He hadn't slept more than a few minutes since Clemson stunned Alabama 35-31 in Tampa, Florida,..
Cleveland.com
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The 2016 college football season is over. Clemson is your national champion. The Tigers beat Alabama, 35-31, in a thrilling College Football Playoff National Cham..
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Here's our analysis of ESPN's coverage of the national championship between the University of Alabama and Clemson University: Chris Fowler (play by play) and Kirk..
College football's first national championship rematch was fitting sequel to the original, with an unusual twist at the end. Deshaun Watson and Clemson dethroned the champs and bec..
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Imagine him in another shade of orange, at least for a day. Let Deshaun Watson, the Cleveland Brown, dance in your head a bit. What if some of that confetti from..
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Analytics and I have never understood each other. Higher math left me at probability class as a college student. The problems went like this: If Joey had four bro..
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Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson threw a two-yard touchdown pass to receiver Hunter Renfrow for the go-ahead score with one second left on the clock to give the Tigers a 35-31 vi..
Minutes after connecting with Clemson teammate Hunter Renfrow for a two-yard touchdown pass with one second remaining to lift the Tigers to their first national championship since ..
In the end, it seemed so simple. So easy. Deshaun Watson, the do-everything quarterback from Clemson, rolled to his right, glanced upfield and flipped a two-yard pass to a wide-ope..
Clemson won. Alabama lost. Except it wasn’t that clear-cut, was it? When Deshaun Watson’s short flick was caught in the end zone by Hunter Renfrow, there was one second remaining o..
Alabama was taken down by one of its own. The new king of college football was born and reared in Alabama. He dreamed of playing for Alabama. He lived out that dream with Alabama. ..
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TAMPA, Fla. -- Alabama tight end O.J. Howard, who scored two long touchdowns in last year's championship win against Clemson, came through again Monday night, catching a 68-yard to..
TAMPA, Fla. -- In a game that featured three lead changes in the final five minutes, Clemson got the last play -- and the national title. Deshaun Watson's third touchdown pass of t..
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Alabama fans apparently weren't the only ones rooting for the Crimson Tide to win another college football crown. As it turns out, Las Vegas sportsbook ..
With a national championship trophy in tow, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is ready to take his game to the next level. After leading the Tigers to a thrilling 35-31 win over A..
Steve Sarkisian's first day on the job as Alabama's offensive coordinator did not go as planned. Sarkisian was promoted to the top playcalling role one week before Monday night's C..
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Last night, Clemson University defeated the University of Alabama 35-31 in the college football national championship game.  The victory should bring many milli..
The Alabama Crimson Tide went into last night’s national championship game against the Clemson Tigers with—on paper, at least—more talented players. Alabama had 4 first-team AP All..
At Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards, as part of her broader, politically-charged speech, Meryl Streep took a backhanded swipe at the preferences underlying a mass culture that va..
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 09: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers (L) and linebacker Ben Boulware #10 (C) celebrate after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 20..
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TAMPA — As a taut national title game see-sawed into the fourth quarter for the second consecutive year, so much felt the same for Clemson. There was star junior quarterback Deshau..
TAMPA — Eddie Jackson saw it coming. One of the leaders of the Alabama team who has been sidelined by a broken leg since September, stood just a few feet away from Nick Saban ..
This story appears in the January 16, 2017, issue of Sports Illustrated. To subscribe, click here. After putting Clemson in position to win the championship that had eluded the sch..
Grading out one of the best national title games in history is going to result in some serious inflation. Oh well. Here are your grades for Clemson’s stunning 35–31 win over Alabam..