Clemson Leaves No Doubt in National Championship Thrashing of Alabama

Clemson’s freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence arrived here as a wild card dealt into a familiar championship hand.

Alabama, carrying the glow of its array of championship trophies, hoped the 19-year-old Lawrence might be rattled under pressure, from both the Crimson Tide’s pass rushers and the weight of the moment.

Using big plays, capitalizing on Alabama turnovers and riding the poise of Lawrence, Clemson beat Alabama, 44-16, in the College Football Playoff championship game at Levi’s Stadium.

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