Clemson Radio Host Predicts Tigers Victory [AUDIO]
Despite Alabama being the lower seed in the College Football Playoff, the Crimson Tide enters Monday's national championship game as a favorite over top-ranked Clemson.
But not everyone thinks the Tide will roll to its 16th title.
Lawton Swann of Clemson Sports Talk appeared on Inside the Locker Room with Wimp and Barry on Wednesday to discuss the upcoming matchup.
"I think when you look at this Clemson team, I think they're built to compete with a team like Alabama," Swann said. "And I think having a coach like Dabo Swinney that played for Alabama on the 1992 national championship team understands the brand. I think Clemson will be well-prepared for this game."
The Tigers are led by Heisman finalist Deshaun Watson, who threw for more than 3,600 yards this year while running for more than 1,000. Swann thinks he will give the Crimson Tide some problems defensively.
"I don't think Alabama has seen a quarterback on par with Deshaun Watson, and I didn't think Oklahoma had either," Swann said. "Late in that game, you started to see some breakdowns in Oklahoma's defense. And if you get that same thing happening against Alabama, you could see some success on the ground."
Swann ended the conversation by giving his prediction for Monday's national championship along with some reasons why.
"Holding the Sooners to 17 (points) was equally as impressive, in my opinion, as Alabama holding Michigan State to no points. I've picked the Tigers to win every game this season. They've won every game this season. I don't see that changing. They're undefeated for a reason.
"I'll take Clemson to go out there and knock off the Crimson Tide, 27-21."