Clemson Overwhelms Alabama to Win Second National Championship in Three Years
Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
SANTA CLARA, Calif.
The two best teams in college football, the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers, battled it out in the College Football Playoff National Championship game Monday night in Santa Clara, California, at Levi’s Stadium before tens of thousands of cheering fans.
In the third quarter, Clemson pulled ahead 37-16 with just over six minutes left in the quarter.
Clemson's Trevor Lawrence throws while being rushed by Alabama's Anfernee Jennings during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif.
Clemson running back Travis Etienne scored three touchdowns in the first half. Etienne ran for two scores and caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Trevor Lawrence after Tua Tagovailoa’s second interception of the game.