The Clemson Tigers are 30 minutes away from shocking just about everyone, as they're in control over Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide in the National Championship Game.
It's been the Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne Jr. show, as the two superstars have powered the Tigers to a 31-16 advantage heading into the halftime break.
Now would be a good time to use the restroom, college football fans, as this one has been an absolute shootout and the same is expected for the second half.
Alabama is in a very unfamiliar situation pic.twitter.com/7cMnzBYQz3— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 8, 2019
The Tigers kicked things off with a bang after A.J. Terrell intercepted a Tua Tagovailoa pass and took it back to the house for a 44-yard touchdown.
Bama quickly responded, however, with Tagovailoa hitting Jerry Jeudy for a 62-yard touchdown. The two teams traded TDs (with Alabama missing a PAT) before Clemson closed the half on a 17-3 scoring run.
Following a Joseph Bulovas 25-yard field goal, Etienne Jr. responded with a 1-yard touchdown run, plus a 5-yard pass from Lawrence with 4:38 to go.
The Clemson Tigers RB Travis Etienne Jr. is back in the endzone for a touchdown against the Alabama Crimson Tide defense! Will the Tide get rolled? Score Clemson 28-16. #ClemsonvsAlabama #CFBPlayoff #NationalChampionship #RollTide pic.twitter.com/rIJFJDf2Br— Swapty Sports (@SwaptySports) January 8, 2019
Clemson kicker Greg Huegel hit a 36-yard field goal right before the break to close the scoring at 31-16.
Alabama entered the game as a six-point favorite, but Clemson has looked outstanding on both sides of the ball. Tagovailoa has two touchdowns to his name, but also two interceptions, which has led to 14 Clemson points.
If Bama wants to come away with the win, they'll need Tua to step up his game. Otherwise, it may be Jalen Hurts time before we know it.