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Alabama beat Clemson in National Championship game

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While the NFL season is heading towards the Divisional round of the play-offs this weekend, the college football season came to an end tonight.

At the home of the Arizona Cardinals and Super Bowl XLIV, the University of Phoenix stadium hosted the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers for the 2016 National Championship game.

One closer to history

After an incredible 85 point game, the Crimson Tide came out on top 45-40 thanks to incredible performances by wide receiver O.J. Howard and runningback Derrick Henry.

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Alabama's win was a very historic one for head coach Nick Saban as it was not only his 100th as the team's coach, but it was his fifth national title.

Saban is now just one behind another former Alabama coach in Bear Bryant who has the most national titles in NCAA history.

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While it was a great night for Saban who has inched even closer to history, the young stars of Alabama made a big statement.

Howard came away with 208 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Henry ran for 158 yards and scored three rushing touchdowns.

In the battle of the quarterbacks though it was Clemson's DeShaun Watson who came out on top with 73 rush yards, 405 passing yards and four passing touchdown thrown.

Watson did however throw the games only interception which given that the Tigers lost by just five, will haunt the team with the possession that they never scored off.

Moving forward

Of course the Alabama staff and players will enjoy their celebrations over the next few days as they return from Arizona with yet another National title.

For some of these young men though, it could be on to the NFL and with the Tennessee Titans holding the top pick in this year's draft, the some college prospects can be dreaming of joining up with former Oregon star Marcus Mariota.

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