TAMPA, Fla. -- Junior quarterback Deshaun Watson's threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow with one second left Monday night to lead Clemson to a 35-31 victory that gave the Tigers a College Football Playoff Championship, dethroning defending national champion Alabama.
Watson, who has declared for the NFL draft, threw for three touchdowns and 420 yards. Two of the TD passes were caught by Renfrow.
Alabama had taken the lead with 2:07 to go on a 30-yard touchdown run by freshman quarterback Jalen Hurt. That made the score 31-28.
The Tigers took a 28-24 lead with 4:38 left in the fourth quarter on a one-yard TD run by Wayne Gallman.
The national championship was the first for Clemson since 1981.