GLOBAL ONE NEWS (G1) — Talk about a beat down.
The defending national champions Alabama got whooped Jan. 7— losing to Clemson 44-16 in the College Football Playoff championship.
In the worst showing in the Nick Saban era, Alabama — No. 1 all year — was dominated on both sides of the ball by the Tigers.
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence had a lot to do with spoiling Bama’s quest for a sixth national title in nine years.
The true freshman methodically picked apart Bama’s secondary.
Lawrence threw for 347 yards, three touchdowns with no interceptions.
Bama Heisman Trophy runner-up Tua Tagovailoa on the other hand, threw two interceptions and fumbled the ball.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney talked about his team’s second national championship.
[Swinney]: “There’s so many great coaches that are so deserving of a moment like this that never get the chance to experience it. And to get to do it once and now to get to do it again — it’s a blessing.”