SANTA CLARA, Calif. — No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson will face-off tonight in the College Football Playoff National Championship and you can stream the coverage live on WatchESPN.http://gty.im/1075812026
Clemson booked its spot with a 30-3 win over the No. 3 Notre Dame in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, while Alabama beat No. 4 Oklahoma 45-34 at the Orange Bowl to secure its spot. Download the ESPN App | WatchESPN | TV | Radio
Both teams will enter this game with undefeated records, after navigating through the entire season so far without tasting a defeat.
Monday night will see the College Football Playoff championship game featuring two unbeaten teams for the first time in its five years of existence.
The Crimson Tide (14-0) or the Tigers (14-0) will become the first 15-0 FBS champion in college football’s poll era, which dates back to the first AP rankings in 1936.http://gty.im/1087982888
The live coverage of this game will come from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, starting at 8:00 pm ET.
ESPN’s MegaCast coverage of the game will provide several unique viewing options.
In fact, the network promises some 17 overall presentations across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, SEC Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN3, ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes Radio.http://gty.im/1076914598
ESPN’s Football Power Index is giving defending national champion Alabama (14-0) a slight edge to win this game at 51.4 percent, with FPI giving Clemson a 48.6 percent chance to win.
The Crimson Tide and Tigers will be meeting for the fourth time in the college football playoff, while it is the third meeting between these two programs in a national championship game.http://gty.im/1076245984
Alabama defeated Clemson in a thrilling contest in the 2015 national championship game, but the Tigers returned to secure a last-second victory over the Tide in the 2016 championship game.
The game will not only see Alabama coach Nick Saban and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney battling, but a face-off between two young quarterbacks.
It will be a contest between Tide’s Tua Tagovailoa, who was the hero as a freshman in last season’s championship game against Georgia and Tigers’ freshman Trevor Lawrence.