The Alabama Crimson Tide knocked off the Clemson Tigers 45-40 in one of the most entertaining entertaining national championship games in recent memory, providing us with plenty of unforgettable plays. Here are the top six plays from an instant classic:
6) Alabama TE O.J. Howard's 53-Yard TD Catch
The second in a string of HUGE plays from Alabama tonight, Howard got into the end zone for the first time all season on this impressive 53-yard catch-and-run.
5) Alabama RB Derrick Henry's 50-Yard TD Run
Henry got Alabama on the board first, surging through Clemson's defensive line and outrunning everyone else on this impressive run.
4) Clemson QB Deshaun Watson's 31-Yard TD Pass To WR Hunter Renfrow
Clemson started to take control of the game on this play, responding to Henry's 50-yard TD run with this beautiful connection from Watson to Renfrow.
3) Alabama TE O.J. Howard's 51-Yard TD Catch
The game was tied 24-24, and Howard's touchdown following Alabama's onside kick (more on that in a second) gave Alabama the lead for good.
2) Alabama RB Kenyan Drake 95-Yard Kickoff Return TD
Clemson was creeping back into the game as they kicked a field goal to cut Alabama's lead to 28-24, but Drake's return on the ensuing kickoff gave the Tide an insurmountable lead.
1) Alabama Recovers Perfect Onside Kick
After tying the game 24-24 at the start of the fourth quarter, Alabama decided to get tricky and called an onside at the perfect time. The play swung the momentum of the entire game and catapulted the Crimson Tide to the win.Back to the NCAA Newsfeed
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