By Nick Baum
TUESDAY – 1/8/19
The 2 seeded Clemson breezed past the defending champions and number 1 seeded Alabama 44-16 last night. Alabama was shut out in the second half of play, scoring no points while Clemson scored 13 to build off of their 31-16 at halftime.
This is the third championship won by Clemson, and the second under head coach Dabo Swinney. However, Alabama has won 17 national championships and were also favorites going into Monday night, making the upset all the more remarkable.
Both teams had also had perfect records going into the game, with Clemson’s win solidifying a 15-0 season. Clemson also demolished their opponent in the semifinals, beating Notre Dame 30-3 in the Cotton Bowl.
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