Clemson Knocks Off Alabama In National Title Rematch
In what may be the very best sequel ever produced, the Clemson Tigers knocked off the number one ranked Alabama Crimson Tide on a final second touchdown to win the National Title rematch 35-31 , Monday.
All night long Clemson and 'Bama traded jabs, battling for each point, but the Tigers had the ball last. As many great games do, this one ended with the team who had the ball last securing the win.
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, who finished second in the Heisman Trophy balloting this season, led the way for his Tiger teammates, completing 36 of 56 passes for 420 yards and three scores and rushing for another 43 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
Twice Watson found his slot receiver Hunter Renfrow, whose undersized frame gives way to his tremendous skill set, for scores. The second of the pair was, of course, the biggest play of the game, as it came with just one single second on the clock all but ensuring the victory for head coach Dabo Swinney and his Clemson players.
For Clemson, the win is that much more sweet, after falling to the Tide in last season's final game 45-40. After trailing Alabama 24-14 entering the fourth quarter, the Tigers pulled off an improbable comeback, outscoring their opponent 21-7 in the final frame.
Regardless of what side you find yourself on, there is no way that that game didn't move the needle for you and keep you locked in from start to finish.
After a dud of a weekend, thanks to horribly played professional football games, the Tigers and Tide saved the day with an all-time great championship bout.