Alabama vs. Clemson Soccer 2019: Very Early Betting Odds For Nationwide Championship

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Clemson had a 23-3 lead over Notre Dame at halftime. Talking to reporters, Kelly said "This felt so much different, like we gave up four plays that we uncharacteristically don't give up".

Here is how Notre Dame faired in the areas that were considered keys to victory, beginning with the offense. "Notre Dame was 12-0".

Notre Dame's tremendous 2018 season came to a crashing end on Saturday when the Fighting Irish lost to Clemson by a 30-3 score. Shaun Crawford's injury in the week leading up to the MI plagued Notre Dame's nickel package all season. Alabama won the first round and Clemson won the second.

"Well, you know, it's a real opportunity for our players to be able to play in the championship game again against an outstanding Clemson team", Saban said.

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A two-team playoff wasn't good enough, and five years into the four-team version, fans are upset that teams that fall in the semifinals aren't good enough.

Though the sting of defeat is still clearly fresh in Kelly's head, he sent his seniors a honest, uplifting message after leading a team that entered the season as an afterthought to an undefeated regular season. "He's really a personal friend that I personally have a tremendous amount of respect for, as a coach, as well", Saban said. "You're always looking at the next game and not looking too far ahead and all that, but it's no surprise to me that they're in the championship game, as well". "We make every game the biggest game of the year".

Clemson wide receiver Hunter Renfrow is a redshirt senior and in his final season with the Tigers, but it seems like he's been on the team's roster forever, right?

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