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Alabama's Jake Coker (14) gets away from Clemson's Kevin Dodd during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Alabama's Jake Coker (14) gets away from Clemson's Kevin Dodd during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Tide back on top

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GLENDALE, Ariz. — Roll Tide, indeed.

Sparked by an onside kick recovery and a kickoff return for a touchdown — both in the fourth quarter — Alabama captured another national championship on Monday night with a 45-40 win over Clemson for coach Nick Saban’s fifth-career title and ’Bama’s fourth in seven seasons.


Alabama recovered an onside kick, and Jake Coker proceeded to throw a 51-yard touchdown pass to O.J. Howard with 9:45 left to put the Crimson Tide ahead 31-24. Clemson came right back, though, and Greg Huegel kicked a 31-yard field goal to narrow the margin to four points with 7:47 left.

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