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How to Watch the National Championship: Clemson vs. Alabama

Tonight’s the last meaningful college football game we’ll see for eight months. Get it while it’s still hot.

NCAA Football: CFP National Championship-Head Coaches News Conference John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Though the Peach Bowl College Football Playoff semifinal didn’t go the way that Chris Petersen and the Huskies wanted, we still get to find out tonight if the Alabama team that so thoroughly handled Washington’s potent offense can replicate that same feat against Deshaun Watson and the formidable Clemson Tigers. Coming on the heels of last year’s Bama-Clemson title game, this year’s event is the sport’s first national championship rematch since the introduction of the BCS era in 1998.

How to watch, stream, and listen

  • TV: 5:15 p.m. PT, ESPN. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Samantha Ponder and Tom Rinaldi will call the game on ESPN. Meanwhile, six active head coaches — Steve Addazio (Boston College), Dino Babers (Syracuse), Dave Doeren (NC State), Mike MacIntrye (Colorado), Matt Rhule (Baylor) and Kalani Sitake (BYU) — will provide analysis of the game’s Xs and Os, airing on ESPNEWS.
  • Radio: Tunein Radio.
  • Online streaming: WatchESPN.
  • Spread: Alabama is regarded by various betting outlets as favorites by a six- to seven-point margin.
  • Our SB Nation Sister Sites: Roll 'Bama Roll covers the Alabama Crimson Tide, while Shakin the Southland provides everything you need to know about the Clemson Tigers.