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What it looks like to lose the national championship game

No. 2 Clemson defeated No. 1 Alabama, 44-16, in the 2019 College Football Playoff national championship game on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Here's what it looks like from the losing end.

Alabama's DeVonta Smith #6, Tua Tagovailoa #13 and
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Alabama's DeVonta Smith #6, Tua Tagovailoa #13 and Josh Jacobs #8 walk toward the sideline after losing to Clemson in the CFP national championship at Levi's Stadium on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, California.

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07: Josh Jobe
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Alabama's Josh Jobe #28 reacts late in the game against Clemson in the CFP national championship at Levi's Stadium on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, California.

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07: Head coach
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Alabama head coach Nick Saban reacts during the press conference after his team's 44-16 loss to Clemson in the CFP national championship at Levi's Stadium on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, California.

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07: Jamey Mosley
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Alabama's Jamey Mosley #16 reacts after his team's 44-16 loss to Clemson in the CFP national championship at Levi's Stadium on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, California.

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07: Alabama Crimson
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Alabama fans react as their team trails during the fourth quarter against Clemson in the CFP national championship at Levi's Stadium on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, California.

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07: Tua Tagovailoa
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Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa #13 walks off the field after his team's 44-16 loss to Clemson in the CFP national championship at Levi's Stadium on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, California.

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07: Tua Tagovailoa
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Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa #13 reacts during the press conference after his team's 44-16 loss to Clemson in the CFP national championship at Levi's Stadium on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, California.

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07: Xavier McKinney
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Alabama's Xavier McKinney #15 reacts during the press conference after his team's 44-16 loss to Clemson in the CFP national championship at Levi's Stadium on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, California.

Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa reacts after the NCAA college
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Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa reacts after the CFP national championship game against Clemson on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, California.

Alabama's Isaiah Buggs reacts on the bench during
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Alabama's Isaiah Buggs reacts on the bench during the second half of the CFP national championship game against Clemson on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, California.

Alabama's Hunter Brannon reacts on the bench during
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Alabama's Hunter Brannon reacts on the bench during the second half of the CFP national championship game against Clemson on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, California.

Alabama players leave the field after the NCAA
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Alabama players leave the field after the CFP national championship game against Clemson on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, California.

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