defeat No. 1 Alabama and avenge a loss in last year's title game. Scenes From Clemson's Victory in the College Football Playoff Championship “But tonight, at the top of that mountain, the Clemson flag is flying!” Photo. List of College Football Championship Game winners since BCS National Championship Results. Season. Date. Winner. Score. Loser. Score. Site. Clemson beat Alabama on Monday night in a game for the ages, and it won the College Football Playoff National Championship. Rahsaan Gaulden's forced fumble in the fourth quarter turned the game around for Tennessee in its double-overtime win against Georgia Tech, and he. Alabama opened the game with a three-and-out, and Clemson Clemson scored just three plays into the final quarter as Watson threw a a kneel-down and Clemson won the National Championship Game. Background · Teams · College Football. Clemson beat Alabama on Monday night in a game for the ages, and it won the College Football Playoff National Championship.