MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Tua Tagovailoa helped lead Alabama to their second straight National Championship appearance after the Crimson Tide beat Oklahoma 45-34 from the Orange Bowl in Miami. 

The Saint Louis grad threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns completing 24 of his 27 passes in the College Football semifinal.

#1 Alabama will face off against #2 Clemson on January 7th from Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, CA after the Tigers defeated Notre Dame 30-3 in the other semifinal showdown.