The Clemson Tigers will take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in the National Championship game tonight in Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
We’ve finally made it, Clemson football fans.
After watching the Tigers fall to the Crimson Tide of Alabama last year in the semifinals of the College Football Playoff, Clemson will get a chance at a rematch with the Tide.
The two teams have matched up each of the last three years, with Alabama holding the series lead at 2-1. The Tigers will be looking to even the score up tonight and, in turn, when their third National Championship in school history.
It’s Dabo Swinney vs. Nick Saban. It’s Tua vs. Trevor Lawrence. It’s that vaunted Tiger defensive line against that physical Bama offensive line. It’s everything we’ve been wanting all season from a Clemson perspective and the time has finally come.
Here’s a look at the game information for tonight’s matchup.
The game will kickoff tonight at 8 p.m. E.T. in Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. It will be 5 p.m. P.T.
Game announcers for tonight’s matchup include Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (color) and both Maria Taylor and Tom Rinaldi as sideline reporters.
ESPN will have several broadcasts, including the main broadcast, the sky cam and the ‘home team’ broadcast. That one will have the game synced up to the Clemson Tigers Sports Radio affiliates. So, if you choose that stream, you’ll hear the voice of Don Munson (play-by-play), Rodney Williams (color) and Reggie Merriweather (sideline).
Like in years past, the halftime show will be linked to the game, but played at an offsite location. This year, Imagine Dragons will be performing live at Treasure Island, which is in San Francisco Bay. Special guest Lil Wayne will also perform, according to ESPN.
If you’re looking for some pregame coverage, I’d encourage you to download the WCCP FM app. Beginning at 2 p.m. ET, you’ll hear the Tiger Pregame Show with Scott Rhymer and Kelly Gramlich.
They’ll go until 5 p.m. and then swing it over to the Tiger Tailgate show, which will go from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. before Don Munson takes over. Following the game, the app will broadcast the 5th Quarter Show with Eric Mac Lain and William Qualkinbush.
It should be a fun one. Make sure you check back here at Rubbing the Rock throughout the day as we give you updates and final analysis heading into the big game tonight.