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Clemson vs. Alabama: College Football Playoff national championship 2017

No. 2 Clemson upset No. 1 Alabama, 35-31, to win the College Football Playoff national championship on Jan. 9, 2017, in a rematch of last season's final.

A Clemson Tigers National Championship flag is seen
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A Clemson Tigers National Championship flag is seen after the Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney celebrates with Ben
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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney celebrates with Ben Boulware after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. Clemson won 35-31.

Running back Darien Rencher #21 of the Clemson
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Running back Darien Rencher #21 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Cornerback Cordrea Tankersley #25 of the Clemson Tigers
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Cornerback Cordrea Tankersley #25 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Clemson's Ben Boulware kisses the championship trophy after
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Clemson's Ben Boulware kisses the championship trophy after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. Clemson won 35-31.

The Clemson Tigers celebrate after quarterback Deshaun Watson
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The Clemson Tigers celebrate after quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 (not pictured) threw a 2-yard game-winning touchdown pass to wide receiver Hunter Renfrow #13 (not pictured) during the fourth quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game 35-31 at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers
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Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers stands on the field after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson
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Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after the Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Deshaun Watson talks to Alabama head coach Nick
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Deshaun Watson talks to Alabama head coach Nick Saban after the NCAA college football playoff championship game Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. Clemson won 35-31.

Clemson's Hunter Renfrow celebrates after catching a touchdown
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Clemson's Hunter Renfrow celebrates after catching a touchdown during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Clemson's Hunter Renfrow catches a touchdown pass in
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Clemson's Hunter Renfrow catches a touchdown pass in front of Alabama's Tony Brown during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Wide receiver Hunter Renfrow #13 of the Clemson
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Wide receiver Hunter Renfrow #13 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with teammates after making a 2-yard game-winning touchdown reception against defensive back Tony Brown #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the fourth quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson
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Quarterback Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates with teammates after rushing for a 30-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Wide receiver Mike Williams #7 of the Clemson
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Wide receiver Mike Williams #7 of the Clemson Tigers makes a reception against defensive back Anthony Averett #28 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the fourth quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney talks to Deshaun
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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney talks to Deshaun Watson during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Wide receiver Hunter Renfrow #13 of the Clemson
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Wide receiver Hunter Renfrow #13 of the Clemson Tigers makes a 2-yard game-winning touchdown reception during the fourth quarter against defensive back Tony Brown #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the fourth quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney reacts after the
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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney reacts after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. Clemson won 35-31.

Clemson's Deshaun Watson and Shaq Smith (5) celebrate
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Clemson's Deshaun Watson and Shaq Smith (5) celebrate a last second touchdown during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Clemson's Shadell Bell celebrates after the NCAA college
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Clemson's Shadell Bell celebrates after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. Clemson won 35-31.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson
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Quarterback Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates rushing for a 30-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Running back Wayne Gallman #9 of the Clemson
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Running back Wayne Gallman #9 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with defensive lineman Christian Wilkins #42 after rushing for a 1-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Running back Wayne Gallman #9 of the Clemson
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Running back Wayne Gallman #9 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with teammates after rushing for a 1-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Alabama's Jalen Hurts runs for a touchdown during
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Alabama's Jalen Hurts runs for a touchdown during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Running back Wayne Gallman #9 of the Clemson
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Running back Wayne Gallman #9 of the Clemson Tigers rushes for a 1-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Clemson's Deshaun Watson is stopped near the goal
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Clemson's Deshaun Watson is stopped near the goal line during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Clemson's Mike Williams catches a pass in front
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Clemson's Mike Williams catches a pass in front of Alabama's Marlon Humphrey during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Running back Bo Scarbrough #9 of the Alabama
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Running back Bo Scarbrough #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide returns to the field after suffering an apparent injury during the second half of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Clemson Tigers fans cheer during the second half
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Clemson Tigers fans cheer during the second half of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Wide receiver Mike Williams #7 of the Clemson
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Wide receiver Mike Williams #7 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after scoring a 4-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Wide receiver Mike Williams #7 of the Clemson
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Wide receiver Mike Williams #7 of the Clemson Tigers makes a 4-yard touchdown reception during the fourth quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

The Clemson Tigers huddle during the second half
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The Clemson Tigers huddle during the second half of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Tight end O.J. Howard #88 of the Alabama
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Tight end O.J. Howard #88 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after scoring a 68-yard touchdown during the third quarter against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Linebacker Ryan Anderson #22 of the Alabama Crimson
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Linebacker Ryan Anderson #22 of the Alabama Crimson Tide tackles quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers during the second half of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Alabama's Marlon Humphrey is called for pass interference
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Alabama's Marlon Humphrey is called for pass interference on a pass to Clemson's Mike Williams during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Alabama's O.J. Howard catches a touchdown pass during
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Alabama's O.J. Howard catches a touchdown pass during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Clemson's Deshaun Watson is stopped short of a
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Clemson's Deshaun Watson is stopped short of a first down on a run during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Alabama's Bo Scarbrough is looked at after being
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Alabama's Bo Scarbrough is looked at after being hurt during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Wide receiver Hunter Renfrow #13 of the Clemson
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Wide receiver Hunter Renfrow #13 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with wide receiver Deon Cain #8 after catching a 24-yard touchdown pass during the third quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Wide receiver Hunter Renfrow #13 of the Clemson
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Wide receiver Hunter Renfrow #13 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after catching a 24-yard touchdown pass during the third quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

The Alabama Crimson Tide marching band performs during
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The Alabama Crimson Tide marching band performs during the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Linebacker Ryan Anderson #22 of the Alabama Crimson
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Linebacker Ryan Anderson #22 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates with teammates after forcing and recovering a fumble by running back Wayne Gallman #9 of the Clemson Tigers (not pictured) during the third quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Offensive lineman Bradley Bozeman #75 of the Alabama
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Offensive lineman Bradley Bozeman #75 of the Alabama Crimson Tide waits to snap the ball during the second half against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Place kicker Adam Griffith #99 of the Alabama
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Place kicker Adam Griffith #99 of the Alabama Crimson Tide makes a 27-yard field goal during the third quarter against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Clemson's Clelin Ferrell grabs his leg after being
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Clemson's Clelin Ferrell grabs his leg after being hurt during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Alabama's Ryan Anderson recovers a fumble during the
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Alabama's Ryan Anderson recovers a fumble during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Defensive lineman Jonathan Allen #93 of the Alabama
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Defensive lineman Jonathan Allen #93 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to rush in the second quarter against offensive tackle Mitch Hyatt #75 of the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Clemson Tigers fans cheer during the 2017 College
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Clemson Tigers fans cheer during the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Linebacker Ben Boulware #10 of the Clemson Tigers
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Linebacker Ben Boulware #10 of the Clemson Tigers tackles running back Bo Scarbrough #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the first half of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Clemson Tigers play call signs are seen during
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Clemson Tigers play call signs are seen during the first half of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Linebacker Ben Boulware #10 of the Clemson Tigers
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Linebacker Ben Boulware #10 of the Clemson Tigers reacts during the first half against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Wide receiver Deon Cain #8 of the Clemson
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Wide receiver Deon Cain #8 of the Clemson Tigers reacts during the second quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers
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Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after rushing for an 8-yard touchdown during the second quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers
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Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with defensive lineman Christian Wilkins #42 after rushing for an 8-yard touchdown during the second quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Clemson's Deshaun Watson reacts after rushing for a
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Clemson's Deshaun Watson reacts after rushing for a touchdown during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Clemson's Deshaun Watson runs for a touchdown during
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Clemson's Deshaun Watson runs for a touchdown during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Linebacker Ryan Anderson #22 of the Alabama Crimson
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Linebacker Ryan Anderson #22 of the Alabama Crimson Tide holds the "Ball Out" championship belt during the first half of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Clemson's Deshaun Watson runs for a touchdown during
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Clemson's Deshaun Watson runs for a touchdown during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers
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Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers reacts during the first half against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Wide receiver ArDarius Stewart #13 of the Alabama
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Wide receiver ArDarius Stewart #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs with the ball during the first half against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers
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Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers reacts on the ground during the first half against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Running back Bo Scarbrough #9 of the Alabama
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Running back Bo Scarbrough #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after rushing for a 37-yard touchdown during the second quarter against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers
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Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers reacts during the first half against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Alabama fans cheer during the first half of
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Alabama fans cheer during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Alabama's Bo Scarbrough runs for a touchdown during
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Alabama's Bo Scarbrough runs for a touchdown during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney reacts during the
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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney reacts during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Running back Bo Scarbrough #9 of the Alabama
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Running back Bo Scarbrough #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates with teammates after rushing for a 37-yard touchdown during the second quarter against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Clemson's Jordan Leggett catches a pass during the
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Clemson's Jordan Leggett catches a pass during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Alabama's Bo Scarbrough runs for a touchdown during
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Alabama's Bo Scarbrough runs for a touchdown during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Alabama's Ryan Anderson gets a belt after recovering
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Alabama's Ryan Anderson gets a belt after recovering a fumble during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Clemson's Deshaun Watson fumbles during the first half
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Clemson's Deshaun Watson fumbles during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Linebacker Ryan Anderson #22 of the Alabama Crimson
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Linebacker Ryan Anderson #22 of the Alabama Crimson Tide tackles quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers during the first half of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Alabama's Calvin Ridley can't catch a pass during
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Alabama's Calvin Ridley can't catch a pass during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Clemson's Tanner Muse partially blocks the punt of
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Clemson's Tanner Muse partially blocks the punt of Alabama's JK Scott during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Running back Bo Scarbrough #9 of the Alabama
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Running back Bo Scarbrough #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates with teammates after rushing for a 25-yard touchdown during the first quarter against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson
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Quarterback Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after a touchdown by running back Bo Scarbrough #9 (not pictured) during the first quarter against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Alabama's Joshua Jacobs runs for a first down
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Alabama's Joshua Jacobs runs for a first down during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Running back Bo Scarbrough #9 of the Alabama
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Running back Bo Scarbrough #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide rushes for a 25-yard touchdown during the first quarter against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

A general view during the first half of
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A general view during the first half of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

The Clemson Tigers run onto the field prior
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The Clemson Tigers run onto the field prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

A U.S. Special Operations soldier parachutes into the
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A U.S. Special Operations soldier parachutes into the stadium prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban congratulates Bo Scarbrough
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Alabama head coach Nick Saban congratulates Bo Scarbrough after his touchdown run during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney argues a call
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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney argues a call during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Clemson's Jordan Leggett catches a pass in front
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Clemson's Jordan Leggett catches a pass in front of Alabama's Rashaan Evans during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney talks to his
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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney talks to his players during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Alabama's Bo Scarbrough runs for a touchdown during
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Alabama's Bo Scarbrough runs for a touchdown during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson
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Quarterback Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide scrambles during the first half against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne #94 of the Alabama
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Defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne #94 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers in the first quarter in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Safety Tanner Muse #19 of the Clemson Tigers
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Safety Tanner Muse #19 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after making a tackle on the opening kick against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Clemson's Artavis Scott runs back a kickoff during
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Clemson's Artavis Scott runs back a kickoff during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Clemson's Deshaun Watson throws during the first half
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Clemson's Deshaun Watson throws during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Clemson's Wayne Gallman runs against Alabama's Ronnie Harrison
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Clemson's Wayne Gallman runs against Alabama's Ronnie Harrison during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Clemson's Clelin Ferrell celebrates after stopping Alabama's Bo
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Clemson's Clelin Ferrell celebrates after stopping Alabama's Bo Scarbrough during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Clemson's Wayne Gallman tries to get past Alabama's
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Clemson's Wayne Gallman tries to get past Alabama's Tony Brown during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Clemson's Wayne Gallman tries to get past Alabama's
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Clemson's Wayne Gallman tries to get past Alabama's Tony Brown during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Little Big Town performs the national anthem before
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Little Big Town performs the national anthem before the NCAA college football playoff championship game between Alabama and Clemson Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Alabama's Jalen Hurts throws during the first half
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Alabama's Jalen Hurts throws during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson
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Quarterback Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide throws the ball before taking on the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Defensive lineman Jonathan Allen #93 of the Alabama
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Defensive lineman Jonathan Allen #93 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on before taking on the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

The Clemson Tigers huddle before taking on the
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The Clemson Tigers huddle before taking on the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Challenger the Eagle flies around Raymond James Stadium
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Challenger the Eagle flies around Raymond James Stadium before the NCAA college football playoff championship game between Alabama and Clemson Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Clemson Tigers fans cheer before the Tigers take
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Clemson Tigers fans cheer before the Tigers take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Clemson fans cheer before the NCAA college football
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Clemson fans cheer before the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Alabama fans cheer as the teams warm up
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Alabama fans cheer as the teams warm up before the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Clemson's Mike Williams warms up before the NCAA
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Clemson's Mike Williams warms up before the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Clemson's Deshaun Watson warms up before the NCAA
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Clemson's Deshaun Watson warms up before the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Alabama's Raheem Falkins makes a call while warming
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Alabama's Raheem Falkins makes a call while warming up before the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Running back Tyshon Dye #22 of the Clemson
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Running back Tyshon Dye #22 of the Clemson Tigers walks to the field prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Alabama's Jalen Hurts warms up before the NCAA
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Alabama's Jalen Hurts warms up before the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Linebacker Ben Boulware #10 of the Clemson Tigers
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Linebacker Ben Boulware #10 of the Clemson Tigers arrives prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Tight end Jordan Leggett #16 of the Clemson
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Tight end Jordan Leggett #16 of the Clemson Tigers walks to the field to warm up prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Clemson Tigers fans pose prior to the 2017
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Clemson Tigers fans pose prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Safety Isaiah Simmons #11 of the Clemson Tigers
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Safety Isaiah Simmons #11 of the Clemson Tigers looks on before taking on the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers
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Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers walks to the field to warm up prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Linebacker Ben Boulware #10 of the Clemson Tigers
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Linebacker Ben Boulware #10 of the Clemson Tigers walks to the field to warm up prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Clemson's Deshaun Watson arrives at Raymond James Stadium
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Clemson's Deshaun Watson arrives at Raymond James Stadium before the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson
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Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide arrives before taking on the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson
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Quarterback Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide arrives before taking on the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian of the Alabama Crimson
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Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian of the Alabama Crimson Tide arrives before taking on the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Former Alabama Crimson Tide running back and Heisman
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Former Alabama Crimson Tide running back and Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry is seen prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Linebacker Tim Williams #56 of the Alabama Crimson
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Linebacker Tim Williams #56 of the Alabama Crimson Tide arrives before taking on the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning is seen prior
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Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning is seen prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers
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Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers arrives before taking on the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

A stuffed Tiger is strung up at an
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A stuffed Tiger is strung up at an Alabama Crimson Tide tailgate before the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson #54 of the Alabama
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Defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson #54 of the Alabama Crimson Tide arrives before taking on the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

A Clemson fan makes her way to Raymond
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A Clemson fan makes her way to Raymond James Stadium before the NCAA college football playoff championship game between Alabama and Clemson Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Clemson fan Sam Turner is seen before the
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Clemson fan Sam Turner is seen before the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Alabama Crimson Tide fans pose outside before the
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Alabama Crimson Tide fans pose outside before the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

A general view before the 2017 College Football
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A general view before the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Alabama Rickey Moflin makes his way to Raymond
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Alabama Rickey Moflin makes his way to Raymond James Stadium before the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Clemson fan Ty Nimmer looks at his face
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Clemson fan Ty Nimmer looks at his face painting in a mirror before the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

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