What began as a shootout quickly turned into a rout in Monday's College Football National Championship as Clemson turned a 16-14 early second-quarter deficit into a 44-16 victory over defending national champion Alabama.
Swinney, a former Alabama wide receiver, took over the Clemson program in 2008 and has taken the Tigers to the pinnacle of the college football world.More news: Man accused of stealing roommate's winning $10 million lotto ticket arrested
An old photo of Swinney has been circulating on social media, showing just how far he's come. But the results have been every bit as good.
Tua Tagovailoa passed for 295 yards and two TD's but was intercepted twice, including a pick-six. It was also just the seventh interception and second interception returned for a touchdown in Tagovailoa's career.
Tigers freshman quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, won offensive MVP, finishing with 20-32, 347 yards, three touchdowns. Three plays later, Lawrence faced down a pass rush and slung a pass to Ross, who was alone after Alabama defensive back Saivion Smith went down with an apparent leg injury.More news: Warriors ask National Basketball Association to investigate Cavs' signing, release of Patrick McCaw
Nearly as shocking as Clemson, a program that promoted an obscure receivers coach to lead the program 10 years ago, climbing over the traditional powers to the top of college football.
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