Nick Saban has lead the Crimson Tide to five National Championships since 2009, and Alabama has made the College Football Playoff all five years of its existence.
Clemson head coach, Dabo Swinney earned is 55th win, leading the Tigers to be the first FBS team to go 15-0.
The defending champions rolled into Levi's Stadium looking to secure their third title in four seasons, but Alabama ran into an absolute buzzsaw clad in orange and white as the No. 2 Clemson Tigers steamrolled the Tide, 44-16, en route to their second national title in three seasons.
But Tagovailoa and the Crimson Tide didn't need long to avenge the touchdown, scoring on a 62-yard pass, making the score 7-7 less than three minutes into the contest.
Clemson receiver, Justyn Ross, had six receptions, 153 yards, and a touchdown.
Alabama will be back, but Clemson will nearly certainly be there waiting for them.
These are largely considered the two best teams in college football, and oddsmakers expect a relatively close game. Prior to Monday, Alabama has never lost a game by more than 14 points since coach Nick Saban (lower right) arrived in 2007.
It's now Alabama, Clemson, and the rest of ya'll.