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2019 College Football Playoffs National Championship Game open thread: Clemson vs Alabama

Talk about tonight’s College Football Playoffs final.

College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T - Media Day Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Tonight, it is for all the marbles.

The third matchup in the National Championship game, the rubber match, until they have their fourth matchup next year.

Who: #2 Clemson Tigers at #1 Alabama Crimson Tide

Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA

When: January 7, 2019 6pm Arizona Time

How: ESPN

Live stream: WatchESPN

Alternative Viewing:

  • Field Pass -- ESPN2 (field-level commentary)
  • DataCenter – ESPN Goal Line/ESPN3 (analytics and stats)
  • Monday Night Film Room – ESPNEWS
  • Sounds of the Game – ESPN Classic
  • Command Center – ESPNU
  • Thinking Out Loud – SEC Network

This is a matchup of the two Goliath’s of college football. No two teams have been as good, consistently, since the implementation of the College Football Playoff formatting.

The Clemson Tigers are trying to avenge their 2018 semifinal loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide, and tonight, they lean on their talented freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

Meanwhile, this is business as usual for the Alabama Crimson Tide, who will be playing in their fourth championship.

They are 2-1, with their lone loss against the Deshaun Watson lead Tigers.

This is the rubber match in terms of the National Championship, how does it unfold?

Odds: Bama -5.5

Over/Under: 57

Clemson 43
Bama 42