After what transpired in last week’s college football playoffs, there will be a rematch for the National Title. The number one ranked Alabama Crimson Tide will take on the third-ranked Clemson Tigers in what looks to be an exciting National Championship game to close out the season.
Quarterback DeShaun Watson nearly knocked off the Crimson Tide after having one of the best performances by a quarterback in the National Title Game since days of when Vince Young led the charge against the USC Trojans in the 2006 Rose Bowl.
DeShaun Watson must not turn over the football in this contest, or this game could get out of reach for the Tigers real fast. What we have noticed about Alabama this season, is that if you turn the football over and allow them to have a short field work with, they will take an opposing team to the woodshed real fast, no matter how bad their offense is performing.
In regards to Clemson, we do not know which team will show up in tomorrow’s National Title matchup. We will see the version of the Tigers that shut out the Ohio State Buckeyes 31-0 in the semi-finals last week or will we see the version that allowed Virginia Tech to hang around in the 2016 ACC Championship Game.
Tomorrow night is not the time for the Tigers to decide that they will not show up to play against Crimson Tide. Even though Alabama’s offense has not played up to it’s potential in a few ball games this season; they are still capable of lighting up the scoreboard if they needed to against an opposing defense. Alabama head coach Nick Saban is attempting to win his sixth National Title when he leads the Tide against Clemson tomorrow night.
If Saban leaves Tampa with another championship on his resume, he will go down as the greatest college football head coach of all-time. To accomplish that, Saban will have to figure out a way to rattle Tigers quarterback DeShaun Watson, who has proven that he can pick apart an opposing defense in multiple ways.
Saban has already been on record by saying that Watson is the best quarterback that he has faced since Cam Newton started at Auburn. My prediction for this ball game is that DeShaun Watson and the Tigers will pull off the upset against the Crimson Tide tomorrow night in Tampa, Florida. Except for Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly, Alabama has not faced a signal caller such as the caliber of Deshaun Watson.
1 Alabama 31
3 Clemson 35
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