National Championship Game: Alabama vs Clemson

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  1. Sons Of Shula

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    Game Info:

    No. 1 Alabama (14-0) vs. No. 2 Clemson (13-1)
    Monday, Jan. 9, 2017
    Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.

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    Game time: 8 p.m. ET
    TV Channel: ESPN
    Live stream: WatchESPN
    Live updates: NCAA.com

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    Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson threw for 4,173 yards, 38 touchdowns and 17 interceptions this season and is the team’s second-leading rusher with 586 yards and eight touchdowns. Watson rushed for two touchdowns and threw for one more against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl.

    Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick does it all for his defense. He has a team-leading six interceptions -- with 186 return yards -- as well as seven pass breakups, one forced fumble, one sack, five tackles for loss and 62 total tackles (38 solo). Fitzpatrick has interceptions in each of his last two games.

    Key Stats:

    Alabama holds a 13-3 lead in the all-time series with Clemson, with all 13 wins coming in a row since the Tigers opened the series on a three-game winning streak.

    Clemson hasn’t beaten Alabama since 1905.

    Alabama is in search of its 16th National Championship; Clemson is looking for its second, and first since 1981.

    The Crimson Tide are 9-0 against Top-25 teams this season; the Tigers are 4-0.

    The only loss between these two teams all season was Clemson’s last-second 43-42 loss to Pittsburgh on a Chris Blewitt field goal.

    Alabama’s defense has allowed the fewest points (11.8) and yards (248) per game in the nation this season.

    Clemson’s defense ranks 12th (18.4) in points per game and ninth in yards per game allowed (314).

    Alabama has allowed just 61 second-half points this season and has scored 266.

    Article link: 2016 NCAA Championship
     
  2. Sons Of Shula

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    Go Clemson.
     
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    [​IMG]

    :lol: Sorry. Had to do it.
     
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    Foster looks like he packs a punch. I'm scouting tonight. Howard, Foster, Tim Williams
     
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    That defense . . .

    Clemson is one of the most creative option teams, but Bama isn't biting on anything. So sound.
     
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    Play used for Clemson's big gain on the screen.

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    Credit: James Light
     
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    2nd down sack on Watson, Bama ran "Stubbie" coverage to the trips side.

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    Credit: James Light
     
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    There is your TE folks....Howard with the score...
     
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    We have us a game.
     
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    Is there some kind of rule where every single play must be reviewed in the national championship? It's annoying.
     
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    Bama on the verge of an epic chokejob
     
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    Holy macaroni. Risky to run a play with 6 seconds left. But no risk, no reward. TD w 1sec left. Yeah, ACC. Yeah, Clemson. Congrats.
     

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