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What they're saying nationally about Clemson's win over Alabama | AL.com

Tue Jan 10 04:57:48 EST 2017 | AL.Com
Alabama was one second away from back-to-back national championship and a fifth national championship in the last eight years. Instead, the Tide suffered a crushing loss and its first defeat since September 2015 in what will go down as one of the classic national championship games in college football history. Here's a rundown of what's being said nationally about the game: Clemson fulfills its promise by beating its model, Alabama (ESPN) Wild fourth quarter ends with Clemson as CFP champs&..

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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..
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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..
A year after narrowly losing in the national title game, Clemson got its revenge on Monday, handing Alabama its first loss of the season in a thrilling 35-31 decision that saw the ..
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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..
Bruce and Stew are live from Tampa to react to one of the wildest national championship games they’ve ever covered, just hours after the stunning conclusion of the game. They discu..
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, Fla. - Deshaun Watson finally has his trophy. And it's better than any other one he could have won. Watson proved he was the best quarterback in college football this season..
Alabama offense vs. Clemson defense It’s impossible to say what effect there will be from Steve Sarkisian’s abrupt promotion to offensive coordinator. With Clemson’s stout pass rus..
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..
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..
No. 1 Alabama (14-0) meets No. 2 Clemson (13-1) in the third College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Monday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The Crimson Tide ..
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..
Dabo Swinney and Deshaun Watson are national champions. If their postgame comments are any indication, they're not going to let anyone forget it. Swinney was the more boisterous of..
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..
You thought last year's College Football Playoff championship game was great? The rematch was even better. And it will take a place in the history books. Clemson won its first nati..
TAMPA, Fla. -- Despite being almost a touchdown favorite over No. 2 Clemson entering Monday's College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T, some Alabama pla..
As good as the Clemson-Alabama game was, it wasn't the best national championship game we've seen. less As good as the Clemson-Alabama game was, it wasn't the best national champio..
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..
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 ..
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Bo Scarbrough missed the end of Monday night's national championship game because of a broken bone in his lower right leg, Alabama confirmed Tuesday. Alabama's star running back wa..
Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) celebrates with linebacker Shaq Smith (5) during the fourth quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Play..
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..
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-..
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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Where College Football Playoff National Championship 2017 is concerned, perhaps I've been looking in the wrong places or misinterpreting various comments from an..
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The 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game is set to be a game for ages with Nick Saban and Dabo Swinney set to square off again. After more than a month of waiti..
It all comes down to this. One year after Alabama’s thrilling 45–40 win over Clemson in last season’s national championship, who is more deserving of a shot to knock off the Crimso..
The defense remains stout against the run Entering last season’s national title game, Alabama’s opponents gained 2.3 yards a carry. This season, Alabama’s opponents are gaining jus..
No. 1 Alabama (14-0) and No. 2 Clemson (13-1) meet in the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., in a rematch for th..
Alabama and Clemson met in the national title game for the second year in a row, and just like last year, the two teams did not disappoint. When the dust settled, Clemson walked of..
The national championship game came down to the final seconds. Hunter Renfrow caught a two-yard pass for a touchdown with one second left in the game. Clemson leads Alabama, 35-31...