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National Championship Game Vs. Alabama In GlendaleThe Alabama Crimson Tide needed all their power and speed. They needed all their talent and steely resolve. When that alone couldn't do it, it was up to one gutsy trick to help win the fourth national title of the Saban dynasty with a 45-40 win over Clemson in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Derrick Henry, O.J. Howard and Kenyan Drake hit #1 Clemson with long touchdowns, and #2 Alabama outlasted the dynamic play Deshaun Watson to win the College Football Playoff Championship 45-40 on January 11th, 2016.
This game was an instant classic -- a relief for fans who had sat through the blowouts that turned the New Year's Six lineup into a dud. Clemson and Deshaun Watson proved to be every bit Alabama's equal. The Tigers just kept coming.
Watson threw his third touchdown pass to make it 38-33 with 4:40 left, and then Alabama went back to its workhorse Heisman Trophy winner. Derek Henry plunged into the end zone for his third touchdown of the game to make it 45-33 with 1:07 left.
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