Crimson Tide running back and Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry finished the game with 158 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 36 carries.
The game was characterized by dynamic offense and wild plays. Watch some of the game's wildest moments below.
Derrick Henry opens scoring with long run
Alabama running back Derrick Henry showed again why he won the Heisman Trophy this season, busting a 50–yard touchdown run in the first quarter to open the scoring.
Hunter Renfrow's two TDs give Clemson early lead
Nick Saban fools Clemson with onside kick
After Alabama tied the game at 24, Nick Saban pulled a fast one and surprised Clemson with an onside kick.
The Tide took the lead on a touchdown just a moment later.
O.J. Howard helps Tide have big second half
Tight end O.J. Howard, a junior, had two career receiving touchdowns for the Tide entering Tuesday night. He proceeded to double his total, scoring his first touchdown since 2013 and helping the Tide win a title. Howard finished the game with five catches for 208 yards.
Deshaun Watson's heroics
Clemson came up short against Alabama, but Deshaun Watson nearly carried the Tigers to a national title. Watson finished the game with 405 passing yards, four touchdowns, 73 rushing yards and a number of impressive highlights.
Kenyan Drake returns kick for touchdown