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Clemson Stuns Alabama
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Clemson Stuns Alabama

It's not every year that a college football game winds up becoming an all-around highlight, but this championship match between the South Carolina squad and Alabama's Crimson Tide made jaws not only drop, but eyes pop and tongues wag Mask-style. In a thriller worthy of a Liam Neeson flick, top-ranked Alabama all but had the game in the bag leading 31-28 with a mere two minutes left on the clock. Then Clemson hustled, working their way to the game's last literal second when the school's QB Deshaun Watson made the throw of his young career to Hunter Renfrow, thus reigning supreme in an upset for the ages. Noted the exasperated play-by-play announcer after it went down, "They'll talk about that play in Clemson nation forever."