SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson rolled No. 1 Alabama 44-16 on Monday night in the College Football Playoff national championship game.
In the fourth consecutive playoff meeting between the Tigers and Tide, Clemson evened the series and beat 'Bama for the national title for the second time in three seasons. Clemson is the first team in the AP poll era, dating back to 1936, to finish 15-0.
Coach Nick Saban and the Tide (14-1) were looking for a sixth national championship in 10 years, trying to add to an already unprecedented run in the sport. Instead, Clemson crushed Alabama, becoming the first opponent to beat the Tide by more than 14 points since Saban became coach in 2007.
- Clemson topples Alabama 44-16 in CFP National Championship
- Bulldogs prepare for Clemson
- McCowan leads Mississippi State over Clemson 85-61
- Video shows toppling of Aberdeen clock
- MSU fans react to National Championship loss
- High winds may topple trees in tomorrow's storm
- Pontotoc teen wins national championship in turkey calling
- Mississippi State earns national seed for NCAA Championship
- Alabama inmate deaths rise despite national attention
- Alabama beats Georgia in OT for national title