Clemson Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide, National Championship. The best two of the season, again in a national final. The same history of the last years is repeated, the Tigers and the Crimson Tide reach the final, but Alabama as the favorite. The Tigers had a perfect season, but they are not favorites to lose twice in the last three years against Alabama the national title. For Alabama this could be the coronation as absolute NCAAF champions.
Clemson Tigers: It’s our title.
The Tigers, as everyone knows, closed the season with a perfect record, 14-0-0. First in the ACC Conference and won the semifinal against Notre Dama in the Cotton Bowl Classic 30-3. The Tigers know the formula to win, they have been doing the same for three years, they are a winning machine and they can win the national title this year.
The Tigers are scoring an average of 47.7 points per game, 39.1 rushes with 250.0 rush yards. By air the Tigers are strong with 21.4 passes completed on average with 265.9 pass yards. The defense allows only 12.29 points per game, 107.0 rush yards and 189.9 pass yards.
Trevor Lawrence has been a key player for the Tigers this season, 65.3% completions, 2933 yards, 27 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions. Travis Etienne is another important player, 1573 rushing yards, 8.3 avg yards, 22 touchdowns.
Alabama Crimson Tide: Another title is possible.
The Crimson Tide know how to beat the Tigers in the national championship. Alabama was champion twice in the last three finals against Clemson. 2015 45-40, 2016 (loss) 31-35 and last season 26-6. The regular season had a record similar to that of the Tigers, powerful in the conference and without defeats with 14 victories.
Alabama is scoring an average of 47.7 points per game, 38.7 rushes with 202.0 rush yards. Alabama has a higher average for air with 329.6 pass yards in 20.5 completed passes per game. The defense of Crimson Tide is also good, they only allow 16.2 points per game.
Tua Tagovailoa will be starting QB against Clemson. Hurts in the regular season had good numbers with 69.5% in completed passes, 3672 yards, 41 touchdowns with only four interceptions. Tua contributed 53 rushes for five touchdowns. Damien Harris has 819 rushing yards with 9 touchdowns.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Clemson Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide 01/07/2019 is: take the Clemson Tigers +5.5 (Point Spread).
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