(Alabama -7 vs. Clemson)
Up 38-33 with 1:07 left on the clock, the Heisman winner Derrick Henry scores the go ahead 1 yard touchdown to put the Crimson Tide up 45-33 and win the National Championship. Not only did he help seal Saban’s 5th Championship, but helped all the lonely gamblers out there (including me) cover the spread with Bama -7. Clemson had no timeouts. No hope. Nada.
NOT SO FAST….
:12 seconds left, Deshaun Watson throws a meaningless 24 yard TD pass. 12 SECONDS. 12! Fucking Dabo. Classic backdoor.
However, overall the game was a instant classic to end one of the worst bowl seasons ever. Clemson looked like the better team for most of the game. Watson was a beast scoring 4 TD’s. Looked like a ole Vince Young. Even beat VY’s Total Yards record in a National Championship game with 478 compared to Young’s 467. But it wasn’t enough to beat the Tide. The game all changed when Nick Saban decided to put his nuts on the line and kick a onside kick with the game tied 24-24 in the 4th quarter. Jake (Pizza Face) Coker scored two plays later and Bama never lost the lead.
Dabo learned the truth about playing a Saban coached Alabama team, they are a complete team. There were no obvious holes, no noticing weaknesses, no area of the game which the Tide can be exploited. As much as I hate to say it, Saban is the king.
P.S- Cool ending to Jake Coker’s college career. Backing up EJ Manuel and expecting to start the next year only to be replaced by Jameis. Then transferring to Bama last year only to back up Blake Sims. Now he is a National Champion. Only question is that now that we know Coker can beat Clemson, can he beat his toughest opponent…. acne? Doesn’t look likely.