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Seven-Step Drop: Dabo Swinney and Clemson Finally Reach the Mountain Top

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 2 weeks ago
TAMPA, Fla. —  Agony and ecstasy are on polar ends of the spectrum but in the sport of college football, the two are never far from each other on every snap, every drive and every game. Few programs know that better than Clemson, whose long climb toward the mountain top in the sport has seen them come so close to the former, only to find heartbreaking ways to reach the latter....

College Football's 2016-17 All-Bowl Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2016-17 bowl season is officially over. Monday night's championship game featured a thriller between Alabama and Clemson, as the Tigers scored in the final seconds to knock off the Crimson Tide from the top spot. In addition to the national championship, the Rose Bowl between USC and Penn State and the Orange Bowl matchup with Florida State and Michigan were...

Clemson Gets Revenge, Beats Alabama 35-31 to Claim College Football's 2016 National Championship

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
For the second year in a row, college football’s national championship game produced a thriller and a title game that won’t be forgotten anytime soon. However, this year’s version produced a new champion, as Clemson knocked off Alabama 35-31 to claim the program’s first national title since 1981. The epic battle between the Tigers and Crimson Tide is arguably one of the...

Top 10 Moments in College Football National Championship Game History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 3 weeks ago
In some years, college football’s national championship game is one for the ages. In others, it’s pretty ho-hum. If Clemson upsets defending champion and six-point favorite Alabama, it will likely be one of best title games ever with plenty of dramatic plays.    Between the pre-BCS No. 1 vs. No. 2 pairings and the national championship games, there have been some...

Outrageous Predictions for the College Football Playoff National Championship Game

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 3 weeks ago
It's all set.   After another roller coaster of a college football season full of twists, turns, controversy and outrageousness, the last two programs standing are the same two that played for a title last year.   Related: National Championship Preview and Prediction — Alabama vs. Clemson   While the uniforms and coaches are the same — make no mistake...

National Championship Preview and Prediction: Alabama vs. Clemson

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2016-17 season comes to a close on Monday night, as Alabama and Clemson meet in Tampa, Fla. for the national championship in Raymond James Stadium. This is the second year in a row these two teams have met to decide the winner of the CFB Playoff, and both programs won in convincing fashion in their bowl games to reach Tampa. Alabama defeated Washington 24-7 in the Peach...

10 Stats You Need to Know for the National Championship (Clemson vs. Alabama)

By Elton Hayes, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The college football gods granted the wishes of those fans who couldn’t get enough of last year’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game between Alabama and Clemson, as both schools will meet again on Monday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Alabama defeated Clemson 45-40 in last season’s thrilling contest at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale...

10 Best Position Battles to Watch in the National Championship Game

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 3 weeks ago
It’s here. After one long and entertaining season, we’re finally down to just one last college football game. While the national title game is always a must-watch affair, this year’s edition is one of the most unique meetings in the sport’s history because it’s the first rematch in the championship game era. As good as Alabama-Clemson Part II will be in Tampa...

A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2017 season is still several months away, but it’s never too early to predict next year’s top 25 teams. Alabama and Clemson will close out the 2016 season on Jan. 9, and both teams should begin 2017 near the top of the rankings. However, there will be no shortage of contenders next fall, as Florida State, Ohio State, USC, Penn State, Oklahoma and...

10 X-Factors for Alabama and Clemson in the National Championship

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
College football’s national championship game is all that remains of the 2016 season, and there’s no shortage of intrigue with Alabama and Clemson set for a rematch in Tampa, Fla. on Jan. 9. These two teams traded punches for 60 minutes in Glendale, Ariz. last year, with the Crimson Tide edging the Tigers in a 45-40 thriller. In last season’s game, Clemson quarterback Deshaun...
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