College Football Playoff National Championship: Clemson 35, Alabama 31

Alabama needs to contain Deshaun Watson (1:01)

Todd McShay explains that in order for Alabama to have the best chance to win the national title, they need to limit Clemson QB Deshaun Watson's ability to drive the ball downfield. (1:01)

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College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T

Clemson 35, Alabama 31

Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.

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Clemson fans need to thank Terry Don Phillips for this title
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