Here’s how Clemson’s game-winning touchdown sounded on the radio

Tuesday January 10th, 2017

The Clemson Tigers clinched a national championship with a touchdown pass in the closing seconds of Monday’s title game, and like most dramatic events in sports, it sounded better on the radio.

Deshaun Watson rolled to the right and found an open Hunter Refroe for his second touchdown of the game with just one second left, giving Clemson its first title since the 1981 season. Here’s how ESPN’s Sean McDonough painted a word picture for his radio audience on Monday night:

You can check out a sideline view of the winning play right here.

Watson's late touchdown to give Clemson the lead followed a touchdown run by Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts on the previous drive.

– Kenny Ducey

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.