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All Eyes photo gallery: College Football Playoff National Championship 2017

Mon Jan 09 16:09:38 EST 2017 | Tampa Bay Times
Follow our live coverage of the College Football Playoff National Championship (Jan. 9, 8 p.m.) between Alabama and Clemson at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.              DIRK SHADD | Times      The Clemson Tigers Clemson Tigers hold their helmets in the air after warm-ups and just prior to the College Football Playoff National Championship game against the Alabama Crimson Tide Monday, Jan. 09, 2017 in Tampa.  ..

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Defensive lineman Jonathan Allen #93 of the Alabama Crimson Tide attempts to tackle running back Wayne Gallman #9 of the Clemson Tigers during the second half of the 2017 College F..
TAMPA -- As Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney sees it, no one has done it quite like Alabama coach Nick Saban. On the eve of No. 2 Clemson's bout with top-ranked Alabama in the C..
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Seeing the University of Alabama face off against Clemson University in the College Football Playoff championship game Monday could be one of those sporting experiences a diehard f..
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The Clemson Tigers took a late lead over the Alabama Crimson Tide with a Deshaun Watson touchdown pass with just seconds remaining, giving the Tigers a 35–31 lead after the extra p..
TAMPA, Fla. — Nick Saban addressed the media for the last time before No. 1 Alabama’s matchup against No. 2 Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Su..
TAMPA, Fla. — Steve Sarkisian smiled at the question. “Is it like riding a bike?” a reporter asked Saturday. “It,” in this case, is calling offensive plays. Sarkisian, after 15 mon..
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..
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..
Ding dong, the big bad wolf of College Football is down for the count. Clemson stunned Alabama with a last-second touchdown pass by Deshaun Watson to kick off a slew of memes makin..
TAMPA, Fla. — The easy-to-spot-comparisons between Clemson’s Deshaun Watson and former Texas legend Vince Young heading into the College Football Playoff National Championship..
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The College Football Playoff national championship between Alabama and Clemson is upon us. With all phases of the game dissected over the past week, it is now time t..
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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..
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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 ..
They weren’t supposed to win, and waited 55 minutes before taking their first lead, but the Clemson Tigers got it done in a rematch against the Alabama Crimson Tide to win the nati..
Clemson is clearly the underdog heading into Monday night’s College Football Playoff championship game against Alabama. And Tigers coach Dabo Swinney is using that as motivation, w..
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson accounted for over 450 yards of offense and four touchdowns Monday night.  Senior linebacker Ben Boulware was flying all over the field in C..
Clemson probably can’t run the ball effectively against Alabama. So in Monday’s National Championship (8 p.m. ET, ESPN), the Tigers will have to throw it. Clemson’s running game is..
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