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Clemson knocks off Alabama for national title

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A 2-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Deshaun Watson to Hunter Renfrow in the waning seconds gave the Clemson Tigers its first national championship in football since 1981.

Avenging last year’s defeat, the Tigers knocked off defending champion Alabama, 35-31 late Monday night. The Crimson Tide defeated Clemson in the title game last year, 45-40.

Take a listen to ESPN Radio’s Sean McDonough make the call on the winning touchdown pass:

Here’s how Clemson students reacted to the touchdown:

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, Hunter Renfrow and Deshaun Watson address the media following the win:

Alabama head coach Nick Saban, O.J. Howard and Jonathan Allen address the media after the game:

The team is expected to return to the Upstate later this afternoon and a parade has been scheduled for Saturday in downtown Clemson.

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