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12-1, 1st in ACC - Atlantic

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Clemson coach Dabo Swinney on Deshaun Watson's second trip to NYC for the Heisman presentation: "This is a great honor for Deshaun and our program. He is our first (two-time finalist), and he's very deserving. I've said it before; I believe he is the best player in the nation and has been a great representative of our university."

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Jackson, Peppers among Heisman finalists (2:53)

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Congrats to voter-chosen #Heisman finalists! (alphabetical) Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield, Jabrill Peppers, Deshaun Watson, Dede Westbrook

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Deshaun Watson and Baker Mayfield finished 3rd and 4th in Heisman voting a year ago. Should they both finish in the top 4 for the second consecutive season, they'd be just the 6th pair of finalists to do so.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Whether Deshaun Watson closed the gap enough to catch Lamar Jackson for the Heisman trophy remains to be seen, but his coach, Dabo Swinney, said Watson is hands-down the best QB in the nation and that if he had a vote, "it'd be the easiest vote ever."

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

If Deshaun Watson finishes first or second in this year's Heisman race, he'd be the first player since Andrew Luck to be a finalist one year and finish higher the next. A win would make him the first player to finish in the top five one year and win it the next since Reggie Bush in 2005.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Heisman was based on November and December numbers alone, Deshaun Watson would be the runaway winner. He leads all FBS QBs since Nov. 1 in touchdowns (20) and yards (1,784) while completing 74% of his throws.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Heisman finalists: Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield, Michigan's Jabrill Peppers, Deshaun Watson and Dede Westbrook. Two from the ACC and two from Oklahoma.

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Will Watson's Heisman dreams come to fruition? (0:36)
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An eight-team playoff would have worked this year (0:50)
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Picks for every bowl and playoff game

Adam Rittenberg gives credit to Washington's defense, but picks Alabama to win. In the other semifinal, he cites Clemson's inconsistency and picks Ohio State. Who is Ritternberg's pick to win the national title? Bowl predictions

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Bowl teams up grad rates; racial gap remains

The four teams in the College Football Playoff all graduated at least 74 percent of their players in 2016, according to The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports.

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23hDavid Purdum

Vegas boosts Bama line after early betting flood

By the time the initial rush of money slowed, Alabama had become a 14.5-point favorite at Las Vegas sportsbook operator CG Technology for its CFP semifinal against Washington.

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Clemson has best chance to beat Bama

Mel Kiper and Todd McShay both expect Alabama to win the College Football Playoff, but if they had to choose a team with the best chance of knocking off the Tide, it would be the Tigers. Mel & Todd (Insider)

Team Stats

Passing Yards332.67th
Rushing Yards173.169th
Points For40.214th
Points Against18.412th

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