Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney Praises God After Winning National Championship

Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney Praises God After Winning National Championship

What began as a shootout quickly turned into a rout in Monday's College Football National Championship as Clemson turned a 16-14 early second-quarter deficit into a 44-16 victory over defending national champion Alabama.

For a while, catching Alabama has felt hopeless. ESPN said Nielsen reported that 25.2 million viewers tuned into Monday night's game on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. Justyn Ross caught six balls for 153 yards and a score for Clemson, which shut out 'Bama after leading 31-16 at the half. Alabama has won an impressive five National titles since 2009, so it's not like the Crimson Tide alumni have been waiting forever to get their hands on the championship trophy. He built Clemson in Alabama's image, and now his team has emerged as the primary challenger for the crimson throne. The Tigers got plenty of them from start to finish.

The third championship meeting of the Tigers and Crimson Tide, and fourth straight playoff meeting overall, was also the most lopsided CFP final.

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Ross, an Alabama native who spurned his home state school for Clemson, made several outstanding and timely grabs.

With Clemson and Alabama the obvious favorites in 2019, which teams have the best shot at dethroning the Tide and Tigers to summit the college football mountain?

"Congratulations to a truly great football team, the Clemson Tigers, on an incredible win last night against a powerful Alabama team", he wrote.

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