Clemson wins 2nd National Championship in three years vs Alabama, 44-16

Clemson wins 2nd National Championship in three years vs Alabama, 44-16

Clemson wins 2nd National Championship in three years vs Alabama, 44-16

"What a great win over Clemson for the Crimson Tide".

Alabama will be back, but Clemson will nearly certainly be there waiting for them.

With stunning ease - and a freshman quarterback - Clemson toppled college football's greatest dynasty again to become the first flawless playoff champion. It was the second national championship Clemson won in three years.

The Tigers are coming off their second national title in three seasons with a 44-16 win over Alabama on Monday at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

The Tigers became the first major college football team to go 15-0 for the season since 1897. "We were never in that conversation, but tonight there's no doubt".

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"First, I want to thank the Clemson Family for the experience I've gained and the opportunity to play on this team for the past three years", Mullen posted on Twitter.

While Tagovailoa will be one of the favorites on the Heisman Trophy odds in 2019 as a junior, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence will be the one to beat despite being just a sophomore following his incredible performance in the national title game. Ivy League rivals Yale (1894) and Penn (1897) were the last teams to win 15 games in a season. It was the fourth time that Clemson has faced the Tide in the playoff era, and the second time they defeated Nick Saban.

Coaches and fans have long awaited the fall of the Saban dynasty in Tuscaloosa, and many were happy to see Clemson's rout of Alabama.

Alabama seemed panicked in the third quarter, running a fake field goal into a waiting Clemson defence instead of kicking from 40.

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