Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson rolled No. 1 Alabama 44-16 on Monday night in the College Football Playoff national championship game.

In the fourth consecutive playoff meeting between the Tigers and Tide, Clemson evened the series and beat ‘Bama for the national title for the second time in three seasons. Clemson is the first team in the AP poll era, dating back to 1936, to finish 15-0.

Coach Nick Saban and the Tide (14-1) were looking for a sixth national championship in 10 years, trying to add to an already unprecedented run in the sport. Instead, Clemson crushed Alabama, becoming the first opponent to beat the Tide by more than 14 points since Saban became coach in 2007.

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Clemson's Justyn Ross celebrates his touchdown catch with Christian Wilkins (42) during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Clemson’s Justyn Ross celebrates his touchdown catch with Christian Wilkins (42) during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Clemson's Trevor Lawrence throws during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence throws during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Clemson's Trevor Lawrence throws during the first half the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence throws during the first half the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Clemson's Travis Etienne (9) celebrates his touchdown run with Trevor Lawrence (16) during the first half the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Clemson’s Travis Etienne (9) celebrates his touchdown run with Trevor Lawrence (16) during the first half the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Clemson's Trevor Lawrence takes a snap during the first half the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence takes a snap during the first half the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa is stopped on a fourth and goal play during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa is stopped on a fourth and goal play during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Alabama's Tua Tagovailoan throws under pressure during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoan throws under pressure during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa is sacked by Clemson's Trayvon Mullen during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa is sacked by Clemson’s Trayvon Mullen during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa throws during the first half the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa throws during the first half the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Source: The Associated Press

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