Alabama, Clemson meet in playoffs for third straight year

Alabama, Clemson meet in playoffs for third straight year

The Sugar Bowl is the true main event of the New Year's Day bowl schedule.

The Crimson Tide reached their third straight title game with a 24-6 win over Clemson in the Allstate Sugar Bowl and will be looking for their fifth national championship in the past nine seasons when they face SEC foe Georgia on January 8 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Alabama and Clemson have already lost on College Football Playoff semifinal day.

Gaddy also points out Alabama's long tradition in the Sugar Bowl, with many memorable Crimson Tide wins and even National Championships being played in the Sugar Bowl.

Two head coaches - Nick Saban and Dabo Swinney. But the overarching and undeniable one will be this conference, in a season when we wondered whether it was deserving of two playoff teams, seizing the spotlight all to its own, and in the SEC's backyard, no less.


When a Heisman Trophy quarterback meets a top-10 defense in a bowl game, it's usually the defense that prevails.

According to Gaddy, Clemson has seen a total of 76 seasons under a head coach who has been a former Alabama football player or Alabama assistant coach. The Crimson Tide give up 2.8 yards per carry, which could be trouble for a Clemson offense that relies so heavily on its rushing attack.

Subsequent camera angles showed a blatant offensive pass interference penalty committed by Alabama that went uncalled. "We've only done that twice in the past with teams, but three times in a row is a very special, kind of a one-time thing".

Clemson enters the game ranked No. 1 with a record of 12-1 after winning the ACC Championship.

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