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What Had Happened Was: 1/10/17

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GAME. BLOUSES.

Clemson came, it saw, and it conquered the mighty Alabama Crimson Tide, 35-31, in the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday night. The Tigers, who sought revenge after last year’s gut-wrenching loss to ‘Bama in the title game, outscored the Crimson Tide, 21-7, in the fourth quarter and did so in dramatic fashion — converting back-to-back drives of 88 and 68 yards to snatch the victory.

Hunter Renfrow, who scored two touchdowns in last year’s title game, caught the game-winning score on a 2-yard pitch-and-catch, once again gashing Alabama. On Monday night, the undersized receiver had 10 catches for 92 yards and two scores. His quarterback, Deshaun Watson, completed 36 of 56 passes for 420 yards and four total touchdowns.

BLESSINGS

SOCIAL STATUS

FOR THE CULTURE

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1. SHHH, JUST ENJOY THE SHOW.

2. YOU SURE, SIS?

3. OFFSET!

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Rhiannon Walker is an associate editor at The Undefeated. She is a drinker of Sassy Cow Creamery chocolate milk, an owner of an extensive Disney VHS collection, and she might have a heart attack if Frank Ocean doesn't drop his second album.