After this weekend’s slate of games, it’s impossible to picture the College Football Playoff and not see the Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide as part of the picture. Clemson knocked off ACC rival Florida State to remain undefeated, while Alabama beat LSU in Tuscaloosa to reestablish itself as a contender despite an early season loss to Ole Miss.
However, one SEC Network analyst in former Florida Gators receiver Chris Doering believes that when push comes to shove, the Tide would “pistol whip” the Tigers if the two were to face each other.
I may rank Clemson #1 because they are unbeaten but @AlabamaFTBL would pistol whip them every day of the week.
— Chris Doering (@ChrisDoering) November 8, 2015
There’s no doubt that it would be a game for the ages. Clemson as a team has a feisty nature and can beat its opponents in so many ways, be it running up the scoreboard or taking a hard stance on defense, or even picking and popping away as the opposing defense grows frustrated in its quest for a solution.
Alabama, however, has its own personal Mack truck in the form of running back Derrick Henry, not to mention a front seven that turned LSU running back and Heisman contender Leonard Fournette into a non-factor over the weekend.
Needless to say, if these two end up being matched against each other in the College Football Playoff, it’s going to be a game for the ages and potentially one that is talked about for decades after the fact.
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