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#1 steelnut

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 08:27 PM

I want them to win!  :)

 



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#2 steelnut

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 08:48 PM

Not liking how these calls and non calls are going. What happened to the targeting call?!?!



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#3 Pompeii

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 01:17 AM

Clemson wins college football championship, beats Alabama 35-31

 

 

TAMPA, Fla. -- College football’s first national championship rematch was fitting sequel to the original, with an unusual twist at the end.

Deshaun Watson and Clemson dethroned the champs and became the first team to beat Nick Saban’s Alabama dynasty in a national title game, taking down the top-ranked Crimson Tide 35-31 Monday night in the College Football Playoff.

Watson found Hunter Renfrow for a 2-yard touchdown pass with a second remaining to give the Tigers their first national championship since 1981. A year after Alabama won its fourth title under Saban with a 45-40 classic in Arizona, Clemson closed the deal and denied the Tide an unprecedented fifth championship in eight seasons.

The lead changed hands four times in the fourth quarter, but Watson got the ball last. Likely playing in his final college game, the junior quarterback threw for 420 yards and three touchdowns.

Coach Dabo Swinney had built an elite program at Clemson that was missing only one thing, and now the Tigers can check that box, too.

The Tigers took a 28-24 lead with 4:38 left in the fourth quarter when Wayne Gallman surged in from a yard out.

The Tide’s offense, which had gone dormant for most of the second half, came to life with the help of a sweet call from newly promoted offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. Receiver ArDarius Stewart took a backward pass from Jalen Hurts and fired a strike to O.J. Howard for 24 yards.

On the next play, Hurts broke free from a collapsing pocket and weaved his way through defenders for a 30-yard touchdown run to make it 31-28 with 2:07 left.

More than enough time for Watson, who hooked up with Mike Williams and Jordan Leggett for great catches and big gains to get to first-and-goal.

A pass interference on Alabama made it first-and-goal at the 2 with six seconds left. Time for one more play to avoid a tying kick and potential overtime. Renfrow slipped away from the defense at the goal line and was alone for an easy toss. It was the walk-on receiver’s second TD catch of the night, adding to the two he had last season against Alabama.

When it ended Clemson’s 315-pound defensive lineman Christian Wilkins did a cartwheel and Ben Boulware, one of the toughest linebackers in the country, was in tears.

The Tigers had snapped Alabama’s 26-game winning streak and beaten a No. 1 team for the first time ever.

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#4 watoos

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:41 AM

Good game. Alabama's vaunted D gave up 35 points. I got tired of listening to sports reporters debating whether Saban was a better coach than Belicheck. Saban year end and year out gets the best high school recruits in the country. Teams who win the super bowl have to pick last in the draft.

 

Good going Clemson


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#5 michael880

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:58 AM

I don't think sabans been caught cheating yet though.

#6 steelnut

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:47 PM

I don't think sabans been caught cheating yet though.

I was reading an article a few months ago that Sabin and Belacheat are best buddies.... :)



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#7 steelnut

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:48 PM

That was a great game, so happy for Clemson!



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#8 jaman

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:23 PM

I dont care what Rece Davis and these Bozo's today say. One of the all time championships games was PSU-Miami when it came down to a last minute interception against a bunch of arrogant thugs.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:02 PM

That was a great game, so happy for Clemson!

me too


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#10 steelnut

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:08 PM

I dont care what Rece Davis and these Bozo's today say. One of the all time championships games was PSU-Miami when it came down to a last minute interception against a bunch of arrogant thugs.

I remember that game so well, the 87 Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, AZ. The Miami thugs came in with camo on. John Shaffer was our qb, and Shane Conlan, DJ Dozier....so many good players, it was a great game!



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#11 DuBoiser

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:46 PM

I dont care what Rece Davis and these Bozo's today say. One of the all time championships games was PSU-Miami when it came down to a last minute interception against a bunch of arrogant thugs.

I have to agree - I was at that Fiesta Bowl.  It was the very first  Fiesta Bowl and it was scheduled to have its very own night for this game.  But the game was not enjoyable - when PS intercepted the ball for the win the PS fans by then were emotionally drained - and could only cry tears of a mix of joy and relief. 






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