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Clemson’s proud defense recalls unfinished business

By Tyler Fenwick | @Ty_Fenwick

Sports Capital Journalism Program

TAMPA, Fla. — When Clemson desperately needed its defense to get a stop in the fourth quarter of last year’s College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T, the Tigers couldn’t do it.

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Onside kick keys Alabama’s national championship victory

 By Zach Wagner | @zachwagner22

Sports Capital Journalism Program

GLENDALE, Ariz. – With 10 minutes, 34 seconds left in the College Football Playoff National Championship, Nick Saban knew his Alabama Crimson Tide needed a spark. Clemson’s Deshaun Watson was unstoppable, Alabama’s defense was approaching exhaustion, and a season was headed for its unforgettable, decisive moments.

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