TAMPA, Fla. — Alabama football and Clemson face off in the College Football Playoff national championship game on Monday in Raymond James Stadium.
The showdown with the Tigers will be the fifth time in the past eight seasons the Crimson Tide will play in the final game of the college football season to determine the national champion.
The nation’s No. 1 and No. 2 teams will meet for the 17th time in the history of their programs, with the Crimson Tide holding a 13-3 all-time advantage in the series. While the Tigers won the initial three games, the Tide won the past 13, outscoring Clemson 435-94 over that span.
The most recent meeting between the teams occurred in last season’s College Football Playoff championship game when Alabama rallied for a 45-40 win to capture the program’s 16th national championship. Tight end O.J. Howard earned offensive MVP honors in the victory after catching 5 passes for a career-high 208 yards and 2 touchdowns.
If Alabama wins, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban would tie legendary Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant with six national championships.
Alabama vs. Clemson, College Football Playoff national championship game time, details
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Date: Monday, Jan. 9
Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.
Weather: 58 degrees expected at kickoff
The line: Alabama -6.5
What channel is Alabama-Clemson in the College Football Playoff national championship game on?
ESPN is televising the game.
How can I watch Alabama-Clemson online in the College Football Playoff national championship game?
You can stream the game at WatchESPN.
How can I listen to Alabama-Clemson on the radio in the College Football Playoff national championship game?
You can listen to the broadcast on the Crimson Tide Sports radio network or on SiriusXM channel 80.
Who is calling the College Football Playoff national championship game for ESPN?
The four-person crew of Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Samantha Ponder and Tom Rinaldi will cover all the action in the championship game.