Tigers manhandle Tide as Clemson claims national title

Photos by Gerome Wright  (Martinez News-Gazette)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — You simply don’t get blowouts against Nick Saban’s Alabama like that very often — or ever, in fact. And yet, that’s exactly what Clemson did by beating Bama  44-16 to win the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship and capture its second national title in three years.

In doing so, the Tigers became the first team in modern college football history to finish the season 15-0 and the first overall to do so since Penn in 1897. No. 1 seeds, meanwhile, fell to 3-5 in CFP games and a resounding 0-for in the national championship.

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