Alabama surprises Clemson with onside kick that leads to TD
Just when Clemson had all the momentum following a big stop in the red zone, Alabama used a surprise onside kick to steal a possession in national title game on Monday.
The Crimson Tide were forced to settle for a Adam Griffith field goal to tie the score at 24 with just over 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter, but then Alabama dialed this up:
4th quarter, tie game, what do you do? Surprise onside kick. Saban has guts. https://t.co/J6xMXs8I8Z— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 12, 2016
Following the recovery, Alabama quarterback Jake Coker connected with tight end O.J. Howard for the go-ahead touchdown. It was the second time in the game the players teamed up for a score.
O.J. Howard was wide open ... AGAIN! He finds the end zone for the 2nd time tonight and gives Alabama a 31-24 lead: https://t.co/yaNjB5KfBW— ESPN (@espn) January 12, 2016
From there, Alabama would not give up the lead and went on to win 45-40.