The viewership numbers reported Tuesday by Nielsen provided some better news for the network. True freshman Trevor Lawrence got the job over incumbent starter Kelly Bryant (who played poorly against Alabama last year) and turned in a stellar season, throwing for 2,933 yards, 27 touchdowns and just four interceptions. The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide will take on the No. 2 Clemson Tigers in the postseason for the fourth consecutive year.
Trevor Lawrence completes a pass on January 7, 2019, in Santa Clara. After the game, Ross said Clemson is the "team to beat" until someone beats them. Instead, he three for 347 yards and three touchdowns, looking as calm and cool has he has since winning the job in late September.
The third championship meeting of the Tigers and Crimson Tide, and fourth straight playoff meeting overall, was also the most lopsided CFP final.
The Tigers came right back, however, with a lightning-fast scoring drive of their own. Alabama has won an impressive five National titles since 2009, so it's not like the Crimson Tide alumni have been waiting forever to get their hands on the championship trophy.
It's now Alabama, Clemson, and the rest of ya'll.
"Congratulations to a truly great football team, the Clemson Tigers, on an incredible win last night against a powerful Alabama team", he wrote. "Truly unbelievable. Title number seven for Nick Saban", the commercial said.