SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the College Football Playoff national championship (all times local):
Clemson didn’t take long to answer Alabama’s touchdown thanks to a 62-yard pass of its own.
After Tua Tagovailoa tied the CFP title game for the Crimson Tide with a deep pass to Jerry Jeudy, Trevor Lawrence delivered one of his own on a third down to Tee Higgins.
Travis Etienne scored on a 17-yard run on the next play to give Clemson a 14-7 lead just 4:25 into the game.
The Tigers also scored on a pick-six by A.J. Terrell as the teams combined for three TDs in a span of 2:45.