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2017 National Championship Gameday: Resumption of Hostilities

[lead align=”default”]The whole college football season has led to 2017 National Championship gameday, and it’s exactly how last season ended as well.[/lead]

The Clemson Tigers, ACC and Fiesta Bowl champions, hope for a different ending this time. Once more, they take on the SEC champion Alabama Crimson Tide for all the proverbial marbles. Sadly, this is also the final college football game of the season.

Not much more can be said about these two that hasn’t already been said. Alabama and Clemson are without question the two best teams in the country. Once again, one of them takes the trophy.

2017 National Championship Gameday: Last Year

In the first meeting of Alabama and Clemson, the Crimson Tide won, 45-40. Clemson was the undefeated team and number one going in, while Alabama had a loss at number two, but the Tide rolled. (Ironically, the roles are reversed this season.)

40 points went on the board in a wild fourth quarter. Clemson led going into the final frame, but ‘Bama pulled ahead with 9:45 to go. The Tigers made it close twice after subsequent Alabama touchdowns, but Clemson’s last-ditch effort to win ended on a failed onside kick.

2017 National Championship Gameday: Today’s Weather

Today’s high temperature in Tampa will be 70°F. This should make people most people north of the 35th parallel quite jealous. At game time, temperatures should be in the 50s with clear skies.

2017 National Championship Gameday: The Spread

Alabama is a 6.5 point favorite over Clemson in tonight’s game. The Tide were favored by seven a year ago.

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