Alabama could be destined to win its second consecutive national championship.
If WhatIfSports.com’s simulation of the national title game is correct, there will be a bunch of crazed Crimson Tide fans come late Monday night.
As described in this piece by WhatifSports.com’s Jake Westrich, Alabama beat Clemson 58.1 percent of the time in 501 head-to-head matchups during the simulation. The predicted final score is Alabama 34, Clemson 27.
You can give the complete box score a glance here. The fourth quarter is expected to be a doozy, with the teams combining for 31 points.
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is expected to have another huge game against Alabama’s defense. But Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts and running back Bo Scarbrough will do enough to put Alabama on top. (For some reason, the simulation didn’t predict any defensive touchdowns for Alabama.)
Soon, we will enjoy the real thing. But until then, we can entertain ourselves with in-depth predictions like this one.
Alabama fans should have no complaints.
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