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

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days 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...

Steve Sarkisian is the Ultimate Test of Nick Saban’s Process

By Bryan Fischer, 1 week 3 days ago
TAMPA — Often copied, rarely duplicated and consistently discussed, Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s "Process" about building and running a team at a championship level is about as well known in college football circles as the spread offense by this point.   There are numerous books on it, to say nothing of the in-depth features that have appeared on nearly...

Top 10 Moments in College Football National Championship Game History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 week 6 days 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 week 6 days 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 week 6 days 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, 2 weeks 22 min 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, 2 weeks 52 min 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, 2 weeks 1 hour 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, 2 weeks 1 day 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...

5 Reasons Why Clemson Will Beat Alabama in the National Championship

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Led by quarterback Deshaun Watson, Clemson is back in the national championship game for the second year in a row. The Tigers fell just short of a victory over Alabama last season, losing in a 45-40 thriller in Glendale, Ariz. With Watson and a loaded group of playmakers in place, Clemson is built to give Alabama another tough matchup on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla. While Watson and the receiving corps...
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