Back and forth the game went

 

The lead changed hands three times in the final five minutes of the fourth quarter:

 

4:38: 1-yard TD run by Wayne Gallman gave Clemson its first lead of the game, 28-24. Drive: six plays, 88 yards in 1:55.

 

Key moment: A 17-yard completion to Mike Williams and an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty put the ball on the Alabama 16.

 

2:07: Alabama retook the lead 31-28 on a 30-yard touchdown run by quarterback Jalen Hurts. Drive: six plays, 68 yards in 2:31.

 

Key moment: On the play before the TD, ArDarius Stewart took a backward pass from Hurts and fired a strike to O.J. Howard for 24 yards.

 

0:01: Clemson went ahead 35-31 on a 2-yard TD pass from Deshaun Watson to Hunter Renfrow. Drive: nine plays, 68 yards in 2:06.

 

Key moment: A pass interference call on Alabama gave Clemson a first-and-goal at the 2 with six seconds left.