NCAA Football

WATCH: O.J. Howard takes advantage of busted coverage, goes 68 yards for TD

Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

Just like he did a year ago in the National Championship Game, Alabama tight end O.J. Howard made a huge play to score a touchdown against Clemson.

Near the end of the third quarter, up by three points, the Crimson Tide caught the Tigers napping on defense. Howard appeared to be the blocker on a screen but snuck behind the coverage, which bit hard on his feint.

68 yards later, he went untouched into the end zone.

This play gave Alabama a 10-point cushion heading into the fourth quarter in this game, leading 24-14. The touchdown marked the third score for Howard against Clemson the past two years in title games. He scored just two all year.

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, Foxsports.com and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.