The third meeting, in last year's playoff semifinal, was a 24-6 Alabama blowout victory. Alabama won the first game in an offensive shootout, while Clemson won the second thanks to quarterback Deshaun Watson's late-game heroics. ESPN said Nielsen reported that 25.2 million viewers tuned into Monday night's game on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. Alabama has won an impressive five National titles since 2009, so it's not like the Crimson Tide alumni have been waiting forever to get their hands on the championship trophy. The Tigers got plenty of them from start to finish.
The Tigers throttled the Tide 44-16 at Levi's Stadium, Doubling the worst loss Alabama ever suffered in Nick Saban's 12-years at the helm.
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Prediction: This will be the best team Alabama has faced all year, better than the Georgia team that gave them trouble in the SEC title game.
Midway through the second quarter, with Clemson leading 21-16 and Alabama moving down the field again, Tagovailoa attempted another deep pass but missed badly, getting intercepted by junior defensive back Trayvon Mullen, who returned the ball 47 yards to set up another Clemson touchdown, putting the Tigers up 28-16.
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The Chargers were the ninth-best defense in terms of yards allowed; the Patriots finished a distant 21st in the same metric. The over/under already has seen substantial movement, quickly coming off the open of 47 points down to 45.5.
Ross, an Alabama native who spurned his home state school for Clemson, made several outstanding and timely grabs.
Clemson is the first opponent to beat the Tide by more than 14 points since Saban became coach in 2007.
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