Freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence found receiver Tee Higgins for a 62-yard bomb on third down to put CU in the red zone, and sophomore Travis Etienne finished things off the very next play with a 17-yard run into the end zone.
Clemson's blowout victory over Alabama in the College Football Playoff drew a 14.6 overnight rating for ESPN across its multiple-channel broadcast, the lowest-rated title game in the 5-year-old postseason system.
Now Swinney's Tigers seem to have fully caught up to Saban's Tide, proving that Alabama isn't invincible.
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That effort is created to squeeze Senate Republicans, some of whom are growing increasingly anxious about the extended shutdown. Such a move would seem certain to draw legal challenges. "How about he says, 'the wall is being built" and there's no wall.
And yet, barely a week after Notre Dame's depth was exposed, its coaching staff was questioned and its ceiling in the modern world of Clemson and/or Alabama was set, the Irish were given a reprieve late Monday night.
Spoiler alert for these early rankings: The SEC isn't dominating (only five teams in these rankings), though the best challengers to crack the four-team CFP field this year are Georgia and LSU. It was the second national championship Clemson won in three years. Swinney knew his team could not beat the No. 1 Crimson Tide without an explosive offense it lacked in 2017. The two teams were meeting in the College Football Playoff for the fourth consecutive season.
"What a great win over Clemson for the Crimson Tide".