Deshaun Watson’s 2-yard landing move to Hunter Renfrow with 1 second remaining gave Clemson a wild 35-31 win over Alabama within the School Soccer Playoff nationwide championship recreation.
Watson accomplished 36 of fifty six passes for 420 yards and three scores in his final school recreation, because the Tigers (14-1) acquired their first nationwide title since 1981.
Renfrow caught two scoring passes for Clemson, which rallied from a 14-zero deficit and snapped Alabama’s 26-recreation profitable streak.
Bo Scarbrough ran for 2 touchdowns for Alabama (14-1), which failed in its quest to be the primary 15-win main school group since Penn in 1897. Scarbrough left the sport with a leg damage within the second half.
Alabama beat Clemson forty five-forty final season within the title recreation. This sequel was as thrilling as the unique.
Clemson put up 511 yards on Alabama’s protection, held the ball for almost 35 minutes and scored three touchdowns within the fourth quarter. Clemson then recovered an onside kick, and fittingly that gave Watson an opportunity to kneel down for the sport’s remaining play – then streamed onto the sector in celebration.
SCORE ALERT: Alabama 31, Clemson 28.
Jalen Hurts’ 30-yard landing run with 2:07 left has given Alabama the lead proper again on this nationwide championship recreation.
And it got here with the Tide’s title hopes primarily down to at least one play moments earlier.
Damien Harris delivered a 5-yard run on fourth-and-2 with three minutes left to maintain the drive going. Then a backward move – Hurts to ArDarius Stewart, who then threw it to O.J. Howard, received Alabama right down to the 30.
Hurts did the remaining, coming by means of with the TD run to place the Tide again on prime.
SCORE ALERT: Clemson 28, Alabama 24.
Clemson has taken the lead within the nationwide championship recreation with four:38 remaining.
Wayne Gallman’s 1-yard plunge gave the Tigers a 28-24 lead over Alabama, the primary time all night time that Clemson – which trailed 14-zero early on – has been on prime. The Tigers are as much as 451 yards of offense, and has Alabama’s 26-recreation profitable streak in critical jeopardy.
A 17-yard cross to Mike Williams received the ball right down to the Alabama 31, and a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the Crimson Tide tacked on to the top of that play obtained the Tigers right down to the sixteen.
Watson went round the fitting aspect and dove for the pylon on the subsequent play, getting stopped contained in the 1. After which Gallman scored, sending the Clemson trustworthy into delight – sensing the Tigers now being getting ready to their…