Clemson Wins Another National Championship

Clemson won their second National Championship in three years on January 7.

Clemson won their second National Championship in three years on January 7.

Philip Smith, Staff Reporter

On Monday, January 7, the College Football Playoff National Championship took place. It pitted two undefeated giants between each other, Clemson and Alabama. This was the 3rd time in 4 years they met in the championship game, and the other year they met in the semifinals. Alabama won the first meeting in a high scoring shootout, 45-40. The next year they met, Former Clemson quarterback and current Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson led a last minute drive for touchdown, with a touchdown pass to wide receiver Hunter Renfrow with one second left to secure the 35-31 victory for the Tigers. The next year Alabama manhandled Clemson 24-6.

This year Alabama was being considered perhaps the greatest college football team of all time, even though Clemson had a very impressive resume too. The former fact was the reason why this game has turned so many heads though. Clemson clobbered Alabama 44-16, and it could have been worse if Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, had not been so merciful. Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence impressed many, with some talking about his NFL stock, even though he will not even be eligible until the 2021 NFL draft.

This loss also led to speculation that the Alabama college football dynasty is over, with it having a tight grip for a solid 10 years on the sport. Both teams are losing plenty of talent to the NFL, but they surely will both be back next with another strong team.