No. 2 Clemson rolled No. 1 Alabama 44-16 on Monday night in the College Football Playoff national championship game at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

St. Louis grad Tua Tagovailoa passed for 295 yards and two touchdowns for the Crimson Tide, while Trevor Lawrence threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns for the Tigers.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban and the Tide (14-1) were looking for a sixth national championship in 10 years, instead, Clemson became the first opponent to beat the Tide by more than 14 points since Saban became coach in 2007.
 
In the fourth consecutive playoff meeting between the Tigers and Tide, Clemson evened the series and beat 'Bama for the national title for the second time in three seasons. Clemson is the first team in the AP poll era, dating back to 1936, to finish 15-0.