Half Four of the Clemson vs. Alabama rivalry didn’t comprise a lot drama because the Tigers shellacked the Crimson Tide 44-16 within the Faculty Soccer Playoff nationwide championship recreation Monday night time at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

Alabama (14-1) had by no means misplaced by greater than 14 factors beneath Nick Saban, however Clemson (15-0) dominated in each aspect of the sport, seizing the lead within the second quarter and by no means wanting again.

Clemson claimed its third nationwide title at school historical past after beforehand successful within the 1981 and 2016 seasons. The Tigers have matched Alabama with two head-to-head Playoff wins within the final 4 years.

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Tigers freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence shook off a gradual begin to move for 347 yards and three touchdowns. Extensive receiver Justyn Ross, additionally a freshman, made a number of highlight-reel catches and completed with six receptions for 153 yards. Operating again Travis Etienne had 91 yards from scrimmage and located paydirt thrice within the first half.

The Tigers’ protection acquired in on the motion, too. Cornerback A.J. Terrell returned a first-quarter interception 44 yards for a landing to open the scoring, and cornerback Trayvon Mullen returned an interception 46 yards to arrange a Clemson landing within the second quarter.

One of many recreation’s most vital sequences happened within the third quarter. The Crimson Tide did not convert a faux subject aim and Clemson responded with a 76-yard landing drive in simply three performs; 74 of these yards got here on a Lawrence-to-Ross landing move. Alabama turned the ball over on downs within the crimson zone on the next possession. 

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Heisman Trophy runner-up Tua Tagovailoa handed for 295 yards and two touchdowns but in addition threw the 2 interceptions.

Sporting Information supplied stay scoring updates and highlights from the 2019 Faculty Soccer Playoff championship recreation. Comply with alongside beneath.

Alabama vs. Clemson: Rating, outcomes, highlights

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Ultimate: Clemson 44, Alabama 16

11:42 p.m.: Clemson’s reserves are in on offense to complete off this recreation.

11:37 p.m.: Lawrence is doing it by himself now. He has run for a mixed 20 yards on two of the final three performs. 

11:34 p.m.: Clemson began the drive from simply outdoors its aim line however has made its manner into Alabama territory in simply 5 performs.

11:27 p.m.: The quarterback change would not supply totally different outcomes and Alabama rapidly punts.

11:25 p.m.: Jalen Hurts is in at quarterback. 

11:20 p.m.: Clemson’s offense seems human and goes three-and-out.

11:15 p.m.: What a stand by Clemson’s protection. Harris is stuffed twice on the aim line and the Tagovailoa is pushed again for a lack of 7 on fourth down. One other turnover on downs.

11:13 p.m.: Tagovailoa connects with Jaylen Waddle and Damien Harris on back-to-back performs and Alabama is nearing the aim line.

Finish of third quarter: Clemson 44, Alabama 16

11:08 p.m.: Tagovailoa scrambles away from strain and connects on a prayer to Jerry Jeudy for 48 yards on third down. The Tide have the ball on the Tigers’ 27.

11:03 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, CLEMSON. Lawrence hits Tee Higgins in the long run zone and the Tigers tack on to their lead. Clemson 44, Alabama 16

10:59 p.m.: Ross once more! The freshman huge receiver makes one other great one-handed catch on third-and-9 and drags his foot for a primary down.

10:57 p.m.: Alabama practically caught a break after it appeared they’d recovered a free ball, nevertheless it was decided the bottom prompted the fumble and Clemson retains possession.

10:54 p.m.: A juggling one-handed catch by Justyn Ross on third-and-13 retains the drive alive!

10:50 p.m.: Tagovailoa throws an incompletion on third-and-Four after which is stopped simply wanting the primary down on a fourth-and-Four scramble. It is a turnover on downs.

10:45 p.m.: Tagovailoa has thrown for 39 yards on two passes throughout this drive and Alabama is again contained in the crimson zone.

10:36 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, CLEMSON. The Tigers want simply three performs to attain. Lawrence delivers the move to Justyn Ross, who escapes the protection and outruns the Crimson Tide’s protection for a 74-yard rating. The additional level is blocked. Clemson 37, Alabama 16

10:31 p.m.: It is a faux! Alabama units up for the subject aim and holder Mac Jones’ speeding try comes up properly brief.

10:30 pm.: Tagovailoa’s third-and-6 move from the Clemson 22-yard line falls incomplete. 

10:23 p.m.: Jacobs receives one other direct snap and picks up the primary down on the second effort.

10:21 p.m.: Josh Jacobs comes up brief on third-and-1 on the Clemson 40.

10:18 p.m.: We’re off within the second half and Damien Harris runs for a 15-yard achieve.

Halftime: Clemson 31, Alabama 16

9:52 p.m.: Alabama would not make a lot of an try to attempt to get factors in its closing drive earlier than the half, as a substitute opting to let the clock run out.

9:49 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, CLEMSON. Greg Huegel tacks on a 36-yard subject aim. Alabama’s protection pressured a pair of incompletions and a run for a loss after Lawrence’s two completions. Clemson 31, Alabama 16

9:46 p.m.: Two completions for 31 yards along with a private foul penalty has the Tigers inside hanging distance with beneath two minutes remaining within the half.

9:38 p.m.: Tagovailoa is sacked by Trayvon Mullen on third-and-6. He loses the ball, however Alabama recovers for a lack of 11. The Tide had gained 20 yards on their first 4 performs of the drive earlier than the sack, which stalled their progress.

9:28 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, CLEMSON. Lawrence delivers a shovel move to Etienne, who will get into the tip zone from 5 yards out and Clemson is up two possessions. The longest play of the drive was a 26-yard move from Lawrence to Amari Rodgers. Clemson 28, Alabama 16

9:25 p.m.: Nationwide championship recreation veteran Hunter Renfrow is getting concerned on this one. He makes back-to-back catches, together with one on third down and the Tigers are shifting the ball once more.

9:22 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, CLEMSON. Tagovailoa overthrows his goal and is intercepted for the second time right this moment, this time by Trayvon Mullen. It was Tagovailoa’s first move try of the drive after six runs by Jacobs.

9:20 p.m.: Alabama goes for it on fourth-and-1 and Josh Jacobs picks it up. Dangerous transfer by the Tide going for it on fourth down in their very own territory put it pays off.

9:14 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, CLEMSON. Etienne simply will get into the tip zone for his second landing of the sport. The Tigers go 65 yards on simply six performs. Clemson 21, Alabama 16

9:13 p.m.: Clemson is rapidly all the way down to the aim line on a trio of brief runs and a 14-yard move from Lawrence to Higgins.

9:11 p.m.: How about one other chunk play? A display move to Tavien Feaster goes for 26 yards to the Tide’s 24-yard line.

9:08 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, ALABAMA. A shovel move on third down shedding yards and Bulovas barely connects from 25 yards. Alabama 16, Clemson 14

Finish of first quarter: Clemson 14, Alabama 13

9:04 p.m.: May Alabama nonetheless be in 4 down territory? They possess the ball on the Clemson 3-yard line with third down developing and a possible large resolution looming.

9:01 p.m.: Joshua Jacobs receives the low snap out of the wildcat formation and fights for a primary all the way down to the 1-yard line.

9:00 p.m.: Damian Harris falls brief on third-and-Three and Alabama is preserving their offense on the sphere.

8:58 p.m.: By way of three performs on the drive, Alabama is as soon as once more within the crimson zone. 

8:58 p.m.: Tagovailoa has his non-throwing hand wrapped up on the sphere, may very well be one thing to watch.

8:56 pm.: Regardless of all of the scoring, it might be shocking to know that Clemson has now gone three-and-out twice within the first ten minutes of the sport. Lawrence is simply 2 of seven passing.

8:50 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ALABAMA. The Crimson Tide name for a play motion on the aim line and Tagovailoa finds a large open Hale Hentges for the rating. Kicker Joseph Bulovas misses the additional level. Clemson 14, Alabama 13

8:47 p.m.: Najee Harris fights his manner via defenders and tried to stretch the ball however falls simply wanting the finish zone.

8:45 p.m.: An Irv Smith reception and Najee Harris 9-yard run has the Tide all the way down to the Clemson 12-yard line.

8:42 p.m.: Longest drive of the sport to this point for Alabama (4 performs), which has crossed midfield after consecutive catches by DeVonta Smith for 26 yards.

8:36 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, CLEMSON. One play later, Travis Etienne takes the carry into the tip zone and the Tigers have regained the lead. Clemson 14, Alabama 7

8:35 p.m.: Huge performs galore to start out this recreation. On third-and-14, Trevor Lawrence finds Tee Higgins for 62 yards all the way down to the Alabama 17-yard line.

8:28 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ALABAMA. On simply their third play from scrimmage after the interception, Tagovailoa throws a deep move to Jerry Jeudy, who makes the catch and scores for a 62-yard landing. Clemson 7, Alabama 7

8:21 p.m.: INTERCEPTION FOR A TOUCHDOWN, CLEMSON. Tagovailoa is intercepted by A.J. Terrell, who returns it for a landing! Clemson jumps out to an early lead. Simply the fifth interception Tagovailoa has thrown all season. Clemson 7, Alabama 0

8:19 p.m.: A brief run in between two incompletions for the Tigers they usually go three-and-out to start out the sport.

8:15 p.m.: Alabama wins the toss and defers to the second half. Clemson will begin with the ball.

8:06 p.m.: Lee Corso submits his choice for the winner.

7:20 p.m.: Each groups entered Levi’s Stadium in model earlier within the day.

6:57 p.m.: A have a look at tonight’s venue. It will not be so empty come recreation time. 

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