The stage is set.
The Alabama Crimson Tide (13-1) and the Clemson Tigers(14-0) will face off in the National Championship.
Alabama is a seven-point favorite going into the game, but Clemson has history on their side.
The past three teams that have started 14-0 have gone on to win the national title, with one of those teams being the 2009 Alabama team.
Alabama’s defense might have some trouble containing Clemson’s versatile quarterback, DeShaun Watson, even though the defense has been at its best all year.
Watson has been very dominant lately while rushing for 100 or more yards in five of the last six games.
In order to be effective on offense, junior running back Derrick Henry will need to have a big game as he is the centerpiece in the offense.
Henry shouldn’t have any trouble other than dealing with defensive end Shaq Lawson who has been battling a knee injury.
If Clemson does somehow slow down Derrick Henry, they will have to worry about 6-foot-5 quarterback Jake Coker, who can tuck it and run or throw the ball deep down the field.
This matchup could go either way and should be a game for the ages.
Prediction: Clemson wins 31-28