TAMPA, Fla. - Clemson defeated Alabama 35-31 in Monday night’s national championship game at Raymond James Stadium.
The Tigers are national champions for the first time since 1981.
Clemson (14-1) snapped Alabama’s (14-1) 26-game winning streak on Monday night.
Quarterback Deshaun Watson completed a 2-yard touchdown pass to receiver Hunter Renfrow for the game-winning score with 1 second left.
Here’s a look at the reaction across social media from Monday night’s thriller.
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Hunter Renfrow welcome to history. https://t.co/opLhldYSza— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) January 10, 2017
Deshaun Watson is the first Heisman runner-up QB to win the national championship since Texas QB Vince Young in 2005. pic.twitter.com/OU6wKaL5Sd— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) January 10, 2017
WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE pic.twitter.com/GrryhjNi5V— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) January 10, 2017
Me. In a National Championship Game. I'm just waiting on that moment.— Deshaun Watson (@DeshaunWatson4) January 8, 2013
If I get a chance to play in a national championship game, Imma go ham.— Deshaun Watson (@DeshaunWatson4) February 5, 2012
This is the first time in 10 seasons under Nick Saban that Alabama lost when entering fourth quarter with a double-digit lead (were 97-0).— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 10, 2017
Only one other team rallied from a bigger deficit than Clemson to win a national title game (FSU trailed Auburn by 18, 2014 BCS title game) pic.twitter.com/RtefxP7dPE— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 10, 2017
Hunter Renfrow now has 11 career TD catches, four of them in CFP championship games against Alabama.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 10, 2017
Bo Scarborough as a high school sophomore. Hunter Renfrow as a college junior. pic.twitter.com/4qFs3kyfUe— SI Extra Mustard (@SI_ExtraMustard) January 10, 2017
On last Clemson play, why not just tackle all of Clemson’s receivers at snap and force them to kick field goal on untimed play?— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) January 10, 2017
$60 million: Amount of money Nick Saban has taken in, in salary and bonuses, in his 10 years at Alabama.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 10, 2017
This ref is so jacked Nick Saban is about to offer him a scholarship 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/SuYXZzAVb3— ESPNU (@ESPNU) January 10, 2017
SEASON'S OVER TIME TO TEAR SOME GROINS https://t.co/uIMz9OvZo9— Crossover Report (@CrossoverReport) January 10, 2017
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/MWdyJ0SavU— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 10, 2017
We found the cause 😭 pic.twitter.com/SRZu9vbwtN— Dollar Bill Stern (@MLWIII_) January 10, 2017
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