by: Andrew Astleford, SEC Country Updated:
TAMPA, Fla. - Clemson won the national championship with a clutch final drive.
Quarterback Deshaun Watson connected with wide receiver Hunter Renfrow for a 2-yard touchdown pass with one second left to beat Alabama 35-31 on Monday night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
Ball. Game. pic.twitter.com/duegg5jcAN— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) January 10, 2017
On the previous drive, Alabama took the lead with a wild drive of its own, capped by an athletic touchdown run by quarterback Jalen Hurts. But it wasn’t enough for the Crimson Tide to claim a second consecutive national title.
Alabama looked to be in good shape entering the fourth quarter with 24-14 lead. But it wasn’t meant to be, and Clemson earned the right to celebrate during a memorable night in Tampa.
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