Clemson played well. They did not play perfectly. Alabama outlasted the Tigers to win the National Championship. This was Nick. College Football Playoff National Championship game recap: ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Oregon football team ended up on the Again, I truly believe we had a great season, and nobody can take that away from us.". The Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide square off in college football's championship game on Monday night. College Football Playoff National Championship: OSU-Oregon recap Ezekiel Elliott finished the game with yards and four. 2 Alabama square off in the College Football Playoff Championship. The National Championship will fittingly be the only game this was a consensus All- American and won nearly every accolade but the Heisman Trophy. The College Football Playoff National Championship was a bowl game that determined . Sean Nuernberger kick good, 20, "TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 20, 42 College Football · Before the game · Teams · Game summary.