Sugar Bowl: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Clemson Tigers
The Clemson Tigers finished the season 12-1 with a 7-1 record in the ACC with their third straight ACC Championship. Kelly Bryant has stepped up huge after the departure of Deshaun Watson to the NFL. Bryant has completed 67.4% of his passes with 13 touchdowns and rushed for 646 yards adding 11 more touchdowns on the ground. Bryant isn’t their only weapon on offense, they also have Travis Etienne, Tavien Feaster, Deon Cain, and of course Hunter Renfroe.
Clemson has one of the top defense in the country starting from their defensive front. They’re only giving up 4.29 yards per play and averaging 8 tackles for loss per game.
Alabama went 11-1 with a 7-1 record in the SEC with their only loss to Auburn in the Iron Bowl. Alabama has a run game which features QB Jalen Hurts, RB Damien Harris, and RB Bo Scarbrough. Plus, the Tigers can’t forget about WR Calvin Ridley.
The Alabama defense will get back linebackers Christian Miller and Terrell Lewis. The Crimson Tide secondary, led by Minkah Fitzpatrick, will hold Kelly Bryant in check on the deep ball.
You can’t bet against Nick Saban and his dynasty.
Prediction: Alabama -3
Final: Alabama 21- Clemson 14