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1. Clemson Tigers: The defending national champions fell to the Alabama Crimson Tide during the 2017-2018 College Football Playoff semifinals, 6-24. The Clemson defense conducted itself in the manner college football fans expected. They held the Tide to 261 total yards and 17 points. Yes, Alabama won with a score of 24, but the pick-six that Kelly Bryant threw during the third quarter cannot be hung on the defensive effort of the Tigers. It certainly didn’t help that the other interception Bryant threw gave the Tide an extremely short field, allowing Alabama to take over on the Clemson 27. I am fully of the opinion that, in any given game, it is the job of the defense to hold an opposing offense to 21 points and it is the job of the offense to score 24. Even if the Tide hadn’t scored 14 points off turnovers they still would’ve beaten Clemson.

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