The Tigers bullied the Crimson Tide, coming away with a 44-16 victory and winning the school's third National Championship all-time.
The two programs previously met in the national title games at the conclusions of the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
Clemson is hoping for a different outcome this year thanks to a new starting quarterback and an improved offensive line. The only problem for Alabama is the team that shellacked them Monday night likely will be there waiting for them. As for the Tigers' offense, freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence was outstanding, throwing for 347 yards and three touchdowns while fellow freshman Justyn Ross caught six passes for 153 yards and one touchdown.
In the fourth consecutive playoff meeting between them, Clemson tied the series and defeated Alabama for the second time in three seasons.
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Chuck Schumer , the Democratic leader in the Senate, told journalists: "The president just got up and walked out". It seems unlikely that the president said anything on Tuesday that will move the needle with the public at large.
Trevor Lawrence completes a pass on January 7, 2019, in Santa Clara. It was also just the seventh interception and second interception returned for a touchdown in Tagovailoa's career.
It's now Alabama, Clemson, and the rest of ya'll.
Spoiler alert for these early rankings: The SEC isn't dominating (only five teams in these rankings), though the best challengers to crack the four-team CFP field this year are Georgia and LSU. It will be close, but Nick Saban will win another national championship.