Alabama tops Clemson 45-40 in what may have been one of the most entertaining football games I've seen in a long time. Talk about leaving everything on the field!
The big hero of course was Alabama tight end O.J. Howard with two 50+ yard touchdown catches AND a 63 yard rumble down the sideline late in the 4th quarter to help Bama almost finish Clemson off.
I say almost because as incredible as it seems down 45-33, 1:22 left and no time outs Clemson managed a score with 17 seconds left to make it 45-40. But Clemson couldn't pull off the onside kick which would have given them a shot at a Hail Mary.
Speaking of onside kicks, how'd you like Saban's surprise onside kick with 10 minutes left in the 4th quarter and the score tied at 24-24?
I am impressed with a whole bunch of Alabama and Clemson defensive players and a number of standout offensive players.
Obviously there is Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry, but I was really impressed with Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson as well.
Oh well, so much for the College Football Poll thing. It was almost as much fun as the World Cup. Maybe I'll play this game again next year.