Listen: Alabama, Clemson And Trevor Lawrence discussed on Tolbert and Lund
"Prints a last year against Alabama. Travis was a no show twenty two yards in that game in the semi finals. But he has had a fantastic game. Tonight a rushing touchdown to rushing touchdowns. And that will have shoveled paths. He said he has been working on his hands because the wide receivers and the running backs tease him he had just eleven receptions coming into this game tonight. And they said that he was the week Lincoln catching the ball out of the backfield. So he took it very personal. He said he spent extra time after practice working on the judge machine. He's been very he's been working very hard to get those hands better and insured paid off on that will shovel pass. He caught that very short handed to get Clemson at twenty eight sixteen. Understand. Why wouldn't have many catches when they have the wide receivers? They have who are big playmakers. They have so many places to go on offense. The Davos Sweeney keeps a touch charges. Son, play fifteen years old on the sideline keeps it formed. Dabble wants to make sure the ball gets distributed to all of them, Alabama's going putt penson tight out gaining the Clemson Tigers for the half to sixty two one eighty three. But it's Clemson with the lead and looking for Moore's they will receive a punt. The putt game has gotten a little iffy this year as well for Alabama Schuyler along was the part of the year, but replaced by the man out there. Now, Mike Bernier. Placed at midseason senior for Madison Alabama averaging just thirty seven yards per punt. Standing at his own twenty one yard line the one statistical category that his in big favor for Clemson is the turnovers they've got to turn over almost had a third one there. And they've capitalized with touchstone coaches said it could be a matter big plays. And they've been right. Also, a missed extra point by Alabama. No rush on burn year and a good putt fair. Catch name near the numbers by Amari Rogers that about twenty one yard line. This is the most points Georgia's allowed in the first half of this year. Georgia scored twenty one. In the first half of the championship game in Atlanta, December first. Of your Clemson, you're on the twenty one yard line to go. You have one time out left. You also don't wanna make a big mistake here. So aggressive were cautiously. So I think you're cautious until you make one first down. If you make a first first down. Now, you get a little bit more aggressive Bali, far hash Mark, the left is the Tigers. Go left to right of the second quarter four receivers jittery side running back Lawrence is left out of the gun dropped his right hand to signal for the snap straight back past from. He broke man. Forty yard line and Audubon sideline Trayvon tops in the catch. It was close. Both in terms of was the inbound Diddy EPA session, look like a momentary bobble. But as we look at the replay had it with Jared, maiden backup, safety and coverage. A forty by Lawrence who is settled in after he came out. Firing. Fastballs were too hot to handle one fifty seven and a half straight bag again lords whether you left throws sideline it over the head of Amari Rogers, professional Patrick's tan. In coverage. People wondered what Trevor Lawrence speed nervous in a game. Like, this would be the state's be too big. You mentioned he got off to a little bit of a shaky star. But once he settled in. I mean, he looks like he belongs out here to the nervous. The adrenaline was running high at the beginning of the game fifty three and a half points leading twenty eight to sixteen little balls. Second down there. Old forty yard line begging down and ten from conclusion about the play Lawrence. What's to the sideline? They hold up three of those big floppy. He lets his right leg. Bagging receivers decide. Now, it's time running down. They never did quite figure out what they wanted to do charts. Timeout, Clemson the third and final time out of the half to be a thirty second time. They had a play called A tried to change it. It took too long to get the change. And then they had to waste that time out. And it really is a waste of a time out with a minute fifty three left in the half. Especially since it's your final timeout. Alabama and Clemson meeting for the fourth year in a row in the college football playoff. This is year five of the play on the third time of the national championship. Last year was the semi final a win for Alabama in a low scoring game. Twenty four to six Kelly Bryant through for just one hundred twenty four yards the game on Clemson got behind. They really couldn't get back in the game through the year. They went to Trevor Lawrence. They wanted more balanced, and they have it. They're back on the field. Now ready to go. Second in ten from the Clemson forty on the near Mark the right for the Tigers again to receivers decide ETF the running back on the right of Lawrence. Check that they got Adam choice. Now running back who leans close with Lawrence to hear what he is saying direct snap. Four man rush. Well-blocked wars throws park near side. I do Alabama territory. There is a lake flag thrown by an official of the near sideline. Justin, lost the catch Sabeer mckennie to safety knocked him out of bounds. But the side judge John Hayes along the near sideline threw the ball near where the catch was made. The play stands. It's first down. Clemson dead ball personal foul hit out of bounds defense number fifteen fifteen yard penalty dramatic. I is Clemson now over two hundred yards of offense in this first half and Alabama not able to get to Trevor Lawrence. I mean, he's been protected extremely well by this offensive line. He is found his Mark and found his accuracy tall to mckay's hits the receiver body yard out of bounds. So they walked the ball down to the thirty three yard line. First and ten points in no time out the plenty of time. One forty eight o'clock stopped in the half, Alabama showing blitz. The move it along the line is might be afraid play. There is pressure Lawrence Kohl's into place. Little bit behind Renfro was circling back with the ball near the fifteen yard line far side of the field. But a lot of movement particularly from Anfernee giants defense thirty three five yard penalty. Repeat I down. They was lined up the left down to the Alabama defense blitz and it was a little too anxious to go. Lawrence. Do it through it up for grabs. It's first down and five. Now, they have their too big receivers to the bottom of the formation to the right Ross and Higgins too big targets were like to go to those guys at this part of the field. Direct snap warranties. Looking to the right. He throws over the middle. It's hot. It's Justin Ross the Alabama date of Phoenix city, cutting it a little bit only caught it went down immediately at the sixteen. Tackled by Sabeer McKinney. Another first down for Clemson all kinds of time today. They might want to slow down a little bit not time for Alabama. Whether they're in a rhythm trying to add to a twenty eight to sixteen months away, Alabama out of position on these two receivers due to the right and left or the right Bill. A problem at all no run Adam choice had no choice winning Williams again with penetration. They flattened on for about a three yard loss. Still plenty of time. Thompson for Trevor Lawrence. They tried to sneak a run in there on that play. When Williams was having none other right by gates Banca the guard Williams showing why as one of the top prospects in the country second in twelve nineteen yard my Lawrence short set to pass. He thought the receiver on the far sideline t Higgins is going to hook it up near the ten yard line. But he kept running up the sideline. The ball went out of bounds behind him. Williams on the sideline right now for Alabama with a third down and twelve up cutting fifty three seconds to go and I have clubs of leading twenty eight to sixty looking for more. They are Bill. Go play the game right now for our Bama to their defense. They've gotta stop here and force a field goal. Data four for another touchdown here. Right before the half, Adam choice, the running back a graduate student. Probably walk us a little more reliability. Theat excited. Swing pass all the head of choice who did not stay in the block. You went out of the left flat. They might have been a blitz with that in mind. They wanted to lob it over the blazers. But the blitz bothered Lawrence and pretty Jennings brightness faces he airmail choice. There was an accurate Passi have running down the far sideline. So here's Greg Hugo. Shift their senior walk on matter of fact, when he first got the clumsy sat in the stands watching gangs, David team through a tryout outstanding careers. Pass mark. It's going to be a thirty seven yard field goal to stab at hold are good. The check is right down the middle and the AllState field goal. Nets beautiful kick by Hugo. He really drove that one. Thirty seven yard field goal with forty five seconds to go now Clemson leading Alabama thirty one to sixteen. The last two games of the year. Alabama plate the best to offense is in the best two quarterbacks that they faced all year Jake from Georgia in the SEC championship game. They put up over four hundred yards twenty eight points. Then they saw Tyler Murray and Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl. They put up thirty four points and over five hundred yards. And I think they are met their match again tonight with this Clemson offense. They just see this kind of versatility offensively quarterback this talented until the end of the year. And right now, they find themselves in a pretty significant hole here with forty five seconds left in the hands. Largest deficit of the season. Now for Alabama fifteen points. We'll get the ball back with three timeouts forty five seconds to go in the half as PT Potter gets ready to kick off again from left to right ball up closer to the far. To it. And hits another bomb. Lands about eight yards. Deep in the end zone is just about all the path and remember to a tongue lower coming on for final possession. Here. It was last year in this game and the championship game. When he came on in the second half with Alabama down thirteen to Georgia and brought his team back. He's going to be in a similar situation as a sophomore in the starting quarterback down thirty one to sixteen right now. Let's put it up and down half or to put up big numbers. But he's throwing the two costly interceptions. Both of which led to Clemson scores. From the twenty five left hash. Mark the near hash. Mark just the Freeman rush to a throws off the hands of the running back Harris near the thirty near sideline and went up in the air dangerously. So for Bama. I'm not sure I throw the ball game right now. I think I run the football go in the locker room get regrouped and put a put a plan together to start the third quarter.."