Top takeaways from CFP National Championship Game

8The third time in four seasons

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For the third time in four seasons, the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers battled it out for all the marbles in the National Championship Game. The series had previously been tied at 1-1 in these title games, but on Monday night Clemson broke the tie with a blowout 44-16 win.

The game got off to a red-hot start as 21 points were scored before five minutes of game clock had ticked away. The two teams continued trading haymakers throughout the first half, but Clemson went into the locker room with a 31-16 lead.

Then fans were “treated” to a halftime show that was widely panned.

The second half provided more of the same. Clemson just had a better overall team, played an extremely disciplined game and its stars showed up on the biggest stage of them all.

These were the biggest takeaways from the National Championship Game.


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