GAME HIGHLIGHTS

College Football Playoff National Championship Game - Presented by AT&T

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A National Championship rematch between Clemson and Alabama was the perfect way to cap off a historic college football season. DeShaun Watson and the Tigers dethroned the defending champs and became the first team to beat Nick Saban's Alabama dynasty in a national title game, taking down the top-ranked Crimson Tide 35-31. The junior quarterback threw for 420 yards and three touchdowns. In two games against Alabama, the most ferocious defense in college football, Watson has thrown for 825 yards and accounted for eight touchdowns. The Tigers had snapped Alabama's 26-game winning streak and beaten a No. 1 team for the first time ever.


Where:
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL

When:
January 9, 2017

Attendance:
74,512


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College Football Playoff Semifinal - Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

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For the second year in a row, Alabama punched its ticket to the national championship game as they cruised past the Washington Huskies 24-7 in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The Crimson Tide scored 10 points off turnovers and got 180 yards and two scores from RB Bo Scarbrough, the games offensive MVP.


Where:
Georgia Dome
Atlanta, GA

When:
December 31, 2016

Attendance:
75,996


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College Football Playoff Semifinal - PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

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In a return to the desert, Clemson was able to find the ultimate redemption against a familiar Ohio State team, as they dominated the game start to finish. Deshaun Watson ran for two touchdowns and threw another as Clemson blanked Ohio State 31-0 to set up a rematch with Alabama for the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.


Where:
University of Phoenix Stadium
Glendale, AZ

When:
Dec. 31, 2016

Attendance:
71,279


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Allstate Sugar Bowl

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Heisman Trophy finalist Baker Mayfield passed for 296 yards and two touchdowns, as Oklahoma defeated No. 17 Auburn 35-19 in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. With this win, the Sooners were able to cap off their successful season with a 10 game winning streak, giving them momentum to build on for next year.


Where:
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, LA

When:
January 2, 2017

Attendance:
54,077


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Capital One Orange Bowl

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Deondre Francois' 12-yard touchdown pass to Nyquan Murray with 36 seconds left put No. 11 Florida State ahead for good, as the Seminoles topped No. 6 Michigan 33-32 in a frantic, down-to-the-wire Orange Bowl. It capped a simply wild final few minutes of a game that Florida State controlled most of the way before needing a rally in the final moments. Dalvin Cook, the game’s MVP, rushed for 145 yards and a touchdown serving as FSU’s backbone throughout.


Where:
Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Gardens, FL

When:
December 30th, 2016

Attendance:
67,432


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Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

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Wisconsin was able to capture their first ever Cotton Bowl win on a leaping 8-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter by Troy Fumagalli (tight end). The Badgers win denied Western Michigan their only undefeated season in school history. Fumagalli had seven passes thrown his way, and the 6-foot-6 junior caught six of them. The last two clinched the third consecutive bowl victory for the Big Ten runner-up Badgers.


Where:
AT&T Stadium
Arlington, TX

When:
January. 2, 2017
1 p.m. EST

Attendance:
59,615


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Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual

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In the highest scoring Rose Bowl in history, which included 98 combined points and over 1,000 yards of spectacular offensive play, the USC Trojans were able to squeak out a win thanks to a 46 yard field goal as time expired. Freshman QB Sam Darnold passed for 453 yards and five touchdowns while leading a stirring comeback by the Trojans who won their ninth consecutive game and triumphed in their first Rose Bowl since 2009.


Where:
Rose Bowl Stadium
Pasadena, CA

When:
January 2, 2017

Attendance:
95,128


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