The Tigers became the first major college football team to go 15-0 for the season since 1897. "We were never in that conversation". Both teams were undefeated at 14-0, but Clemson was ranked second, while Alabama was first. Tagovailoa struggled against the Tigers after recovering from ankle surgery, throwing two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown within the first two minutes.
Their most recent meeting came in last year's playoff semi-final, which was a one-sided 24-6 victory for the Crimson Tide. They've also split the last four national championships.
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Tagovailoa threw a second interception in the second quarter, this time into triple coverage, and Trayvon Mullen's 46-yard return put Clemson in Alabama territory.
Coaches and fans have long awaited the fall of the Saban dynasty in Tuscaloosa, and many were happy to see Clemson's rout of Alabama.
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Nearly as shocking as Clemson, a program that promoted an obscure receivers coach to lead the program 10 years ago, climbing over the traditional powers to the top of college football.
"Our goal is not to win a national championship". The national championship is just a byproduct of that. "I know we're not supposed to be here, and I'm not supposed to be here, but we are, and I am, and how about them Tigers, man?"