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

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

The Crimson Tide were defeated handily by Clemson in the College Football Playoff title game, but WJOX-94.5 FM in Birmingham ran a pre-recorded commercial from a Hoover-based Academy Sports + Outdoors store advertising Alabama national championship gear.

The College Football Playoff pivoted away from its original plan to play semifinal games on New Year's Eve, moving several sets of games off weeknights to Saturdays instead. Lawrence threw TD passes to Travis Etienne, Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross to help undefeated Clemson become the first team in the AP poll era starting in 1936 to win 15 games in a season.

Tua Tagovailoa passed for 295 yards and two TD's but was intercepted twice, including a pick-six.

Here's a look at our final grades for Clemson football both offensively and defensively Monday night in the National Championship. "I know we're not supposed to be here, and I'm not supposed to be here, but we are, and I am, and how about them Tigers, man?" Dabo Swinney certainly thinks so.

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The Alabama fans, meanwhile, were quick to blame singer Drake for their loss to the Tigers on Monday night.

Clemson rolled to a 44-16 win over the Crimson Tide and, to be honest, the Tigers could've put another score or maybe two on the board if they wanted to.

Alabama entered the NCAA title game as the defending champion but lost to Clemson for the second time in three years.