Published: Wed, January 09, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Students and fans of Clemson University celebrate championship

Students and fans of Clemson University celebrate championship

By beating the Tide, the Tigers became the first college football team to finish 15-0 since the 1800s as well as the first team to go undefeated through the season since the College Football Playoff started five years ago.

In the fourth consecutive playoff meeting between them, Clemson tied the series and defeated Alabama for the second time in three seasons.

The Alabama based sporting goods retailer must've been really confident in the team's ability to win, because they had already begun airing radio commercials in which they proclaimed Alabama as the 2019 National Champions.

In the days leading into Monday's CFP national title game, rapper Drake was spotted wearing an Alabama hoody. Prior to Monday, Alabama has never lost a game by more than 14 points since coach Nick Saban (lower right) arrived in 2007. Saban was trying for his seventh national title after winning one at LSU and five at Alabama since 2007. Heisman Trophy runner-up Tua Tagovailoa threw a second interception and was 22 of 34 for 295 yards with two first-quarter TDs, along with minus-9 yards rushing.

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