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Clayton Picks All the Games Correctly: The National Championship Edition

AllState Sugar Bowl - Clemson v Alabama Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Thank you all for your support this season.

I will try to send us out as winners.

Bowl Season: 20-20

Season to Date: 160-101

National Championship Game: #4 Alabama vs. #3 Georgia (Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia).

Twenty-five years ago, Alabama played Miami in the 1993 Sugar Bowl, which itself was a de facto national championship game. It was a #1 versus #2 battle. The first of those that I remember in a bowl game. Alabama won quite easily. The game turned when Alabama safety George Teague ripped the ball out of Miami wide receiver Lamar Thomas’ arms as he sprinted toward a touchdown.

Teague, in fact, ended up with the touchdown, taking the ball back 89 yards for a defensive touchdown. But then he didn’t. It was called back on an offsides call. But this play was Miami’s last real stride toward a comeback victory. That was it. Miami’s spirit was broken.

I envision Alabama cruising to a similarly decisive victory against Georgia in the 2018 National Title Game.

Final Score: Alabama 34 Georgia 13