The second version produced three lead changes in the final five minutes, and the play with one second remaining — a two-yard touchdown pass — brought unparalleled joy across much of the Piedmont, because the understudy, Clemson, won this time.
And after two previous battles in the past two years between Alabama and Clemson — games that have been decided by a total of nine points — what might we get in the Sugar Bowl?
They have 1,066 yards in the two games, and even though some of the primary cogs in those offenses are now gone — notably quarterback Deshaun Watson — the current version of the Tigers have plenty of talent as well.
First-year starter Kelly Bryant has taken over for Watson behind center, and the Tigers last failed to surpass 30 points in October, five games ago.
Clelin Ferrell, the sophomore defensive end, is comparatively slight at a mere 265 pounds, but watch him affect a game.
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