Alabama kicker Joseph Bulovas drilled a 25-yard field goal, giving Alabama a 16-14 lead over Clemson with 14:18 left in the second quarter.
The Alabama offense drove down the field aggressively, with Jerry Jeudy making two 12-yard catches and Najee Harris contributing a 13-yard rush. After three rushes by Damien Harris, Alabama found itself with fourth down in the red zone, but Josh Jacobs’ four-yard rush brought the Crimson Tide within a yard of the touchdown.
From there, the Clemson defense clamped down, forcing Bulovas to attempt the field goal. Since quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw a pick-six on the opening drive, Alabama has scored on every offensive possession.