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Alabama defense stuffs Clemson in Sugar Bowl to earn CFP title shot
Published in 2-1-2018
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NEW ORLEANS - The rubber match of the Alabama-Clemson trilogy was a total dud compared to the teams' previous two meetings. Except to the Crimson Tide defense, which will remember it as a thing of beauty. In a game where every yard was a struggle, the Bama defenders took matters into their own hands, scoring a pair of touchdowns just 13 seconds apart in the third quarter to turn an offensive slog into a 24-6 rout of the defending national champion Tigers in the Sugar Bowl semifinal game Monday night. It was quite a contrast to their last two meetings, both high-scoring classics with the national title on the line, not to mention the Rose Bowl semifinal that preceded it.