dal4018 wrote:This game was a NFL AUDITION for TREVOR LAWRENCE!!!!
I agree. I was pulling for Clemson. Frankly, I think Alabama was better at the line of scrimmage. I was extremely frustrated that Clemson is supposed to have a bunch of NFL guys on the defensive front and Alabama was able to run the ball at will. Also, Clemson was not able to run the ball consistently. They ended up with pretty many yards but it was because Etienne was able to pop a few relatively big ones. They were not able to establish a consistent running game like Alabama was able to.
But Lawrence was something else. As we were watching the game, as he made plays, I looked at my wife and pumped my fist while saying "NFL QUARTERBACK." People say Alabama didn't get a good pass rush but I think they did. It's just that Lawrence was able to get the ball off to the right place, most of the time accurately, to a good spot.
They've also got a great young receiver in Justin Ross. The video below shows both things. Note that Lawrence is under pressure when he delivers the ball then Ross makes a great catch: