Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson threw a two-yard touchdown pass to receiver Hunter Renfrow for the go-ahead score with one second left on the clock to give the Tigers a 35-31 victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff national championship on Monday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough runs 25 yards for a TD (Alabama 7, Clemson 0)
Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough scores on a 37-yard run (Alabama 14, Clemson 0)
Clemson QB Deshaun Watson scores on a eight-yard carry (Alabama 14, Clemson 7)
Alabama K Adam Griffith makes a 27-yard field goal (Alabama 17, Clemson 7)
Clemson WR Hunter Renfrow scores on a 24-yard catch and run (Alabama 17, Clemson 14)
Alabama TE O.J. Howard scores on a 68-yard catch (Alabama 24, Clemson 14)
Clemson WR Mike Williams catches a four-yard pass for a TD (Alabama 24, Clemson 21)
Clemson RB Wayne Gallman scores on a one-yard run (Clemson 28, Alabama 24)
Alabama QB Jalen Hurts runs 30 yards for a touchdown (Alabama 31, Clemson 28)
Clemson WR Hunter Renfrow scores on a two-yard catch (Clemson 35, Alabama 31)
Deshaun Watson rolled to his right and completed a two-yard pass to Hunter Renfrow as the receiver backpedaled across the goal line for a game-winning touchdown.
Second-ranked Clemson needed every second in Monday’s College Football Playoff national title game against top-ranked Alabama at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., to win its first national championship since 1981.
“This is bigger than just me,” Watson told reporters after the Tigers defeated the Crimson Tide, 35-31, by scoring 21 points in the fourth quarter.