Clemson beat Alabama 35-31 last night to win the College Football Playoff National Championship.
I didn’t watch the game. College football isn’t really my thing. Plus, I just figured Alabama was going to win because that’s what they do. I checked the score at some point last night and it was 14-0 in Alabama’s favor. I then woke up this morning and checked ESPN and immediately saw a photo of overjoyed players in Clemson creamsicle orange.
I wasn’t expecting that.
I went on to read that Clemson won that game in the last seconds. That made me think that perhaps Clemson got lucky. I then looked at the stats of the game. Clemson didn’t get lucky. Clemson kicked Alabama’s ass.
Time of Possession
Succession from the United States
Clemson: December 20, 1860
Alabama: January 11, 1861
What’s strange is that Alabama rushed for 221 yards, yet controlled the ball almost ten minutes less than Clemson. I now wish I’d watched the game.