Clemson intercepts Tua Tagovailoa twice in first half of action-packed championship

Trevor Lawrence

Trevor Lawrence

Despite his team's dominant 44-16 national championship win over Alabama on Monday, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney isn't ready to declare his program a dynasty.

For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today. And when seeing how the Crimson Tide and Tigers are always in the hunt for another title, both teams are expected to see numerous players make the successful leap to the National Football League when the time comes in the spring. There is also pressure on the Big Ten (primarily Ohio State) to get back into the playoff, and Oklahoma to find a defense. The Crimson Tide beat the Tigers in last year's semifinals before beating Georgia in the title game.

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The number six overall pick of the 2013 draft is averaging 5.1 points and 4.6 rebounds in 13.1 minutes per game this season. Saunders, who has been part of the Timberwolves' coaching staff since 2014, was reluctant to take credit for the win.

The Alabama based sporting goods retailer must've been really confident in the team's ability to win, because they had already begun airing radio commercials in which they proclaimed Alabama as the 2019 National Champions. Freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence (upper right) threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns passes to Travis Etienne, Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross (left, making one of two one-handed catches on the night) to help undefeated Clemson win its third national title.

It was Mullen's first interception of the year and fourth of his career.

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