Orange Bowl

Clemson-Alabama rematch gets a place in the history of epic games

Clemson-Alabama rematch gets a place in the history of epic games

You thought last year's College Football Playoff championship game was great?

The rematch was even better. And it will take a place in the history books.

Clemson won its first national title since 1981 with its 35-31 victory over top-ranked Alabama on Monday night, avenging its 45-40 loss in last year's championship game.

Heisman Trophy runner-up Deshaun Watson delivered as he has so many times in his career, throwing a 2-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow with a second remaining to finish a night when the Tigers amassed 511 yards against college football's most vaunted defense.

Oh, and Clemson denied Alabama a fifth national...

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