Whatever plan the defensive coordinators for Alabama and Clemson had entering the game... just toss it in the garbage. The first quarter isn't even done yet and it's already been a shootout. Down 14-7, Bama just cut its deficit to 14-13 thanks to this 1-yard touchdown pass from Tua Tagovailoa to tight end Hale Hentges.
Tua Tagovailoa rolls out and hits Hentges for 6. Alabama Crimson Tide fail to make the extra point. Score 14-13 Clemson Tigers with 6 minutes left in the 1st quarter. #CFBPlayoff #CFBChampionship #ClemsonvsAlabama #RollTide pic.twitter.com/n5QSj67Hv6— Swapty Sports (@SwaptySports) January 8, 2019
While fans are pumped for the score, they're furious freshman kicker Joseph Bulovas hit the post on his PAT attempt, preventing the Tide from tying things up.
Let's see if he can bounce back later on in this one.