The 2017 BCS Championship appeared to be destined long before the 2016-2017 regular season had even begun as No.1 Alabama and No.2 Clemson dominated not only the season, but also the College Football Playoffs, reiterating that they are the best two teams in the nation.
Clemson’s chance for redemption against Alabama in this year’s title game is why we love college football; fans get to relish on the opportunity to see the best two teams in the country go head-to-head, even if it’s a rematch.
It is only fitting that the two best teams in College Football are going to the championship back-to-back years, and headlining the first ever national title rematch in BCS/playoff era. This could be a game for the ages or just perhaps another ‘Roll Tide’ Takedown’.
This year’s BCS Championship could feature drama-like implications of a Giants-Patriots Super Bowl Rematch, giving it potential to be one of the greatest title games in sports history.
Judging by Quarterback Deshaun Watson and his Tigers’ incredible effort in the 45-40 prize fight just one year ago, college football fans can be confident that this will be another classic. It even adds to Clemson’s favor that their offense is on fire, after shocking the nation by shutting out No.3 Ohio State 31-0.
Not even the great offensive-minded Urban Meyer could overcome Clemson’s raw talent, as he was shutout for the first time ever in over 15 seasons as a head coach. The shutout should give the Tigers momentum and perhaps ‘more juice’ carrying forward.
Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney believes that his team is even better than it was last year, and he may be right. Clemson’s dominant offensive and defensive performance at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl certainly validates Swinney’s belief, for they look more impressive than ever.
Can Clemson take down the Crimson Tide this year?
It may be one difficult task, but it could be possible for this Tigers’ team. If it is possible for any team to take down the Tide, it would be the Clemson Tigers.
On the flipside, Alabama is thinking about making history once again along with Nick Saban, as they continue to strive for greatness year after year. The Tide stay focused and dominate in each and every possible way – but starts with the defense, of course.
Saban is on pace to tie the legendary Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant for recording over six national championships, and on his way to being one of the prolific head coaches in sports. This title could really elevate him to being the elite coach.
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