I know this is a little late to be posting, but here are my top Clemson plays of the College Football National Championship Game that took place between the Clemson Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide.
- Deshaun Watson’s 2 yard touchdown throw to Hunter Renfrow with 1 second remaining in the game will be the most remembered play of the National Championship. With the clock running down on what would be the last drive of the game and the Tigers down by 3, Deshaun Watson proved once again just how talented of a player he was. With first and goal on the Alabama 2 yard line Watson looked to Renfrow who was wide open in the end zone and threw his most valuable throw of his collegiate career to take the lead with one second remaining on the time clock.
- Watson’s 8 yard carry for Clemson’s first touchdown of the game was also a memorable play of the game. The Tigers were down 14-0 in the second quarter as the fans in the stadium were truly stunned. The Tigers had not generated much offense against the Crimson Tide defense and were finding themselves down by two touchdowns as halftime neared. Watson ended a long drive taking the ball into the endzone on his own, giving life back to the Tigers and generating momentum to carry with the team in the second half.
- Clemson opened the second half with a fumble that was picked up by an Alabama player running to the endzone and looking to increase the Tide’s lead to 21-7. Fortunately, Hunter Renfrow was able to make the tackle on the Alabama player and the team was only able to get a field goal. This tackle kept the Tigers in the game.
- Ben Boulware, the Defensive MVP of the game, led Clemson’s defense in the second quarter when he was able to read Jalen Hurts’ play call. He knew what play was coming and was able to get his players to move into position to stop Alabama’s offense from gaining anything on the play. Hurts was tackled for a loss in the Tiger’s defensive read.