Alabama vs. Clemson – Round 3

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Robbie Loya, Staff Writer

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For the 3rd time in five years, the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers faced off in another National College Championship game. Alabama, known as the powerhouse team, entered the championship game with a 14-0 record as well as being ranked the number 1 college football team in the country. The Clemson Tigers also entered the game with a 14-0 record and were ranked as the second best college football team in the country.

For the past 5 years, Alabama and Clemson have been among the top 5 college football teams in the nation. Both of these teams have a lot of history playing against each other, especially in the college championship game. Dating back to 2016, Alabama claimed victorious as they defeated Clemson 45-40. 2017 saw Clemson get their revenge when they defeated Alabama 35-31.

Hopes were high entering the 2019 championship game. The Alabama Crimson Tide was projected to win by six points, but that didn’t seem to be the case when Clemson dominated the Alabama Crimson Tide in a win of 44-16. The star of the game Trevor Lawrence, the freshman quarterback for the Clemson Tigers, who recorded an impressive number of 347 passing yards including 3 passing touchdowns. That being said, Trevor was the first true freshman quarterback to start and win a championship game since Jamelle Holiway, the Oklahoma Sooners quarterback, back in 1986.

Clemson’s Freshman Quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, following his victory in the National Championship.

For the Crimson Tide, they suffered their worst loss in the history of the program under their head coach Nick Saban. For his team, the most points they have lost by was 14. After Clemson defeated Alabama, the Tigers are the first team since 1936 to finish the college football season with a record of 15-0.

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