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Beth Maiman | NCAA.com | January 10, 2017

College Football Playoff: Best photos from Alabama vs. Clemson

The Clemson Tigers are the 2016 National Champs! 

In a thrilling rematch of last season's title game between No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson, the Tigers came out on top. Clemson wide receiver Hunter Renfrow secured the victory for Clemson with a game-winning touchdown in the final seconds to put the Tigers up 35-31. 

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Here are some of the best photos from the game

A bald eagle stretches its wings on the field with its handler during pre game of the Championship game. The eagle flew after the singing of the National Anthem. 

Clemson Tigers fans hold up signs before kickoff at the title game in Tampa, Florida.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney links arms with his team prior to kickoff before the championship game before the Tigers faced Alabama. 

Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough opens up scoring in the title game on Monday night, rushing for a 25-yard touchdown. 

WATCH: Scarbrough rushes for two long touchdowns

Clemson's safety Tanner Muse almost blocks a punt by JK Scott in the first quarter of the championship game.

Clemson's Ben Boulware attempts to tackle Scarbrough as he runs for the Tide's second touchdown of the game to give Alabama a 14-0 lead in the second quarter.

Clemson quarterback DeShuan Watson scores the Tigers' first touchdown of the game in the second quarter.

Alabama's linebacker Ryan Anderson recovers his second fumble of the game, which gives the Tide excellent field position in the third quarter. 

Newly appointed offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian has a quick conversations on the sidelines with quarterback Jalen Hurts.

Alabama's defense constantly pressured the Tigers' offense, as Watson is sacked for a loss of yards in the third quarter. 

Alabama tight end O.J. Howard scored a 68-yard touchdown to help extend the Tide's lead to 24-14 in the third quarter. 

WATCH: Howard breaks free for 68-yard TD

Boulware lays a hard hit on Hurts in the fourth quarter on the championship game on Monday night.

Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams leaps in the air to make a crucial catch in the fourth quarter for the Tigers. 

Hurts takes the lead back for the Tide when he rushes for a 30-yard touchdown. 

Clemson's wide receiver Hunter Renfrow scored the game-winning touchdown in the final seconds of the game to earn the Tigers the national title over Alabama. 

Clemson celebrates on the field with the national championship trophy. 

Swinney and Watson embrace on the field after victory as media and cameras crowd the duo.