Deshaun Watson nearly had a first down for Clemson, but Alabama defenders Reuben Foster and Minkah Fitzpatrick had other ideas.
Facing a third-and-15, Watson took off to run. For 14 yards, it looked like he would pick it up. But Foster and Fitzpatrick made it clear that it was not to be, stopping Watson in spectacular fashion.
Deshaun Watson HELICOPTER pic.twitter.com/NIdhp4Xy1N
— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) January 10, 2017
The run was similar to John Elway’s famous helicopter run in Super Bowl XXXII. The only difference is that Elway got the first down. Watson did not.
The Tigers have made the 17-14 game more interesting. But thanks to plays like this one, the Crimson Tide continue to lead that they’ve had for most of the game.