Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • ALA473
    • 550CLEM
  • Turnovers

    • ALA0
    • 1CLEM
  • Possession

    ALACLEM
    29:1129:52
  • 1st Downs

    • ALA18
    • 31CLEM

Game Information

State Farm Stadium
Coverage: ESPN
  • Glendale, AZ
Attendance: 75,765
100%
Capacity: 65,000
1/12/2016 Associated Press

Bama beats Clemson for 4th title in 7 seasons

No. 2 Alabama won its fourth national title in the past seven seasons by outlasting the dynamic play of Deshaun Watson and No. 1 Clemson in a 45-40 victory Monday night.

Scoring Summary

1234T
Alabama7772445
Clemson140101640
first QuarterALACLEM
TD
7:55
Derrick Henry 50 Yd Run (Adam Griffith Kick)
3 plays, 59 yards, 0:55
70
play
Derrick Henry 50 Yd Run (Adam Griffith Kick) (1:20)

Derrick Henry run for 50 yds for a TD (Adam Griffith KICK) (1:20)

TD
5:18
Hunter Renfrow 31 Yd pass from Deshaun Watson (Greg Huegel Kick)
6 plays, 54 yards, 2:37
77
play
Clemson answers back in style (0:50)

Deshaun Watson connects with Hunter Renfrow on a 31-yard touchdown pass to even the score at 7 with Alabama. (0:50)

TD
0:00
Hunter Renfrow 11 Yd pass from Deshaun Watson (Greg Huegel Kick)
7 plays, 73 yards, 2:17
714
play
Watson connects with Renfrow again (0:29)

Deshaun Watson finds a diving Hunter Renfrow for another touchdown pass to give Clemson the 14-7 lead. (0:29)

second QuarterALACLEM
TD
9:35
Derrick Henry 1 Yd Run (Adam Griffith Kick)
7 plays, 42 yards, 2:23
1414
play
Henry dives in for his second touchdown (0:46)

Derrick Henry gets the handoff and dives over the Clemson defense for the tying score. (0:46)

third QuarterALACLEM
TD
12:53
O.J. Howard 53 Yd pass from Jake Coker (Adam Griffith Kick)
3 plays, 64 yards, 0:53
2114
play
Coker finds wide-open Howard for go-ahead score (1:50)

O.J. Howard picks a good time for his first touchdown of the season as he catches the pass from Jake Coker and goes 53 yards to put Alabama up 21-14. (1:50)

FG
10:10
Greg Huegel 37 Yd Field Goal
9 plays, 55 yards, 2:43
2117
play
G. Huegel 37 yd FG GOOD (0:13)

Greg Huegel 37 yd FG GOOD (0:13)

TD
4:48
Wayne Gallman 1 Yd Run (Greg Huegel Kick)
9 plays, 60 yards, 3:38
2124
play
Gallman punches it in for go-ahead score (1:08)

Wayne Gallman gets the ball and smashes through for the short touchdown run to put Clemson up 24-21. (1:08)

fourth QuarterALACLEM
FG
10:34
Adam Griffith 33 Yd Field Goal
8 plays, 64 yards, 2:33
2424
play
A. Griffith 33 yd FG GOOD (0:20)

Adam Griffith 33 yd FG GOOD (0:20)

TD
9:45
O.J. Howard 51 Yd pass from Jake Coker (Adam Griffith Kick)
2 plays, 50 yards, 0:49
3124
play
Coker connects with Howard again to give Alabama the lead (1:21)

Jake Coker goes deep to O.J. Howard, who makes the most of the opportunity with a 51-yard touchdown catch. (1:21)

FG
7:47
Greg Huegel 31 Yd Field Goal
6 plays, 61 yards, 1:58
3127
play
G. Huegel 31 yd FG GOOD (0:23)

Greg Huegel 31 yd FG GOOD (0:23)

TD
7:31
Kenyan Drake 95 Yd Kickoff Return (Adam Griffith Kick)
0 plays, 0 yards, 0:16
3827
play
Alabama's Drake takes it 95 yards to the house (1:29)

Alabama's Kenyan Drake reacts to Clemson's field goal by running the kickoff back 95 yards for the touchdown. (1:29)

TD
4:40
Artavis Scott 15 Yd pass from Deshaun Watson (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed)
8 plays, 75 yards, 2:51
3833
play
Watson connects with Scott for the TD (0:30)

Deshaun Watson finds Artavis Scott for the 15-yard touchdown. A failed two-point conversion leaves the score at 38-33 in favor of Alabama. (0:30)

TD
1:07
Derrick Henry 1 Yd Run (Adam Griffith Kick)
8 plays, 75 yards, 3:33
4533
play
Henry's second effort leads to his third TD (2:01)

Derrick Henry appears to get stuffed at the line by the Clemson defense, but the Alabama running back perseveres and gets the ball into the end zone, giving the Crimson Tide a 45-33 lead. (2:01)

TD
0:12
Jordan Leggett 24 Yd pass from Deshaun Watson (Greg Huegel Kick)
6 plays, 68 yards, 0:55
4540
play
Clemson not going away quietly (0:36)

Deshaun Watson throws to Jordan Leggett, who hauls in the pass for the 24-yard touchdown to make it 45-40 in favor of Alabama. (0:36)

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