The College Football Playoff has narrowed down the field to two teams competing for the National Championship. In a rematch of last year's championship game, Alabama will take on Clemson to determine this year's champion.
The championship game will be the 17th meeting between Clemson and Alabama. Currently, the Crimson Tide have a 13-3 lead in the series and have won the last 13 meetings after Clemson won the first three matchups between 1900 and 1905.
Since then, Alabama has dominated the series, with the most recent win earning the Crimson Tide a National Championship.
Last year, Alabama won 45-40 in a thriller that came down to the wire. Both teams combined to score 40 points in the fourth quarter alone, with Clemson getting within five points on a late touchdown. The Tigers' onside kick attempt failed, and Alabama closed out the win.
Alabama will look to repeat as champions and complete an undefeated season. The Tide is led by true freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts, who threw for 2,649 yards, 22 touchdowns and 9 interceptions this season, rushing for another 891 yards and 12 touchdowns. Running backs Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough combined to run for over 1,700 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Alabama's defense is littered with future NFL talent, including a likely top-three pick in defensive lineman Jonathan Allen. The defense has scored 11 touchdowns during the regular season and playoff.
They'll take on a Clemson squad led by Heisman Trophy runner-up Deshaun Watson, who passed for more than 5,000 yards and 38 touchdowns and rushed for more than 500 yards and scored eight touchdowns on the ground.
Wayne Gallman had a 1,000-yard season on the ground and scored 16 touchdowns, and Mike Williams caught 90 passes for nearly 1,300 yards and 10 scores.
Alabama is a touchdown favorite in the National Championship, and the game has an over/under of 52 points.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Clemson Tigers
Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Time: Monday, January 9, 8:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: ESPN
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