Story lines are infinite for tonight’s 2017 NCAA College Football Playoff National Championship football game between the Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide, not the least of which is a straight rematch of last year’s thriller. Watch Clemson vs Alabama live streaming online free on ESPN as the CFP and season wraps up.
Alabama (1) and Clemson (2) are the top-ranked teams in college football for a reason. The Crimson Tide have the nation’s top-ranked defense and have stymied many outstanding offenses over the past year.
The Tigers identified the potential Achilles Heel of Alabama’s defense last year by the name of quarterback Deshaun Watson. The young star, most likely playing in his final college game before heading to the NFL, destroyed the Crimson Tide’s defense last year for nearly 480 yards of offense and 40 points.
Ultimately the Crimson Tide held on for a 45-40 win last year despite Watson’s inspired performance. Letting him run and pass wild again today could spell defeat.
The knock against Alabama this year is that they’re starting a freshman quarterback in Jalen Hurts against a defense that just shutout Ohio State. Watson’s issues have been interceptions as he has averaged nearly one per game over his college career.
Get ready for tonight’s huge CFP National Championship rematch between Alabama and Clemson. Find all the game details including how to watch Alabama vs Clemson live online streaming below.
Teams: Alabama vs Clemson (Raymond James Stadium)
Start Time: 8 pm EST / 5 pm PST
Where to Watch on TV: ESPN Cable TV
National Championship Game Live Online Stream: Watch ESPN app or ESPN3 website
Final Score Prediction: Alabama: 26, Clemson: 34