Alabama Crimson Tide vs Clemson Tigers: TV/Radio Info, Game Notes, More

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The Alabama Crimson Tide travel to New Orleans to take on the Clemson Tigers in the 2018 Allstate Sugar Bowl Monday night. Here is all the news, radio, television, and livestream information you need to cheer on the Tide.

No. 4/4/4 University of Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1, 7-1 SEC) vs 1/1/1 Clemson University Tigers (11-1, 7-1 SEC) –  Monday, January 1, 2018.

Time:  7:45 p.m. Central Time
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

Stadium Capacity: 72,500

    • Television Information:  ESPN
    • Television Announcers:  Play-By-Play: Joe Tessitore, Analyst: Todd Blackledge, Sideline: Holly Rowe, Laura Rutledge
    • Radio Info: Crimson Tide Sports Network ; Eli Gold as Play-by-Play announcer, Phil Savage as color analyst, and Chris Stewart as sideline reporter.   National Radio: ESPN: Play-By-Play: Bill Rosinski, Analyst: David Norrie, Sideline: Ian Fitzsimmons; ESPN on Sirus/XM: 80/80
    • Livestream Info: Watch ESPN
    • Vegas Odds: (via Alabama -3
    • Next up for Bama: The winner of the Allstate Sugar Bowl will advance to the College Football Playoff Championship Game in Atlanta, Monday, January 8, 2017.


Alabama is Number 4 in the Associated Press and Amway Coaches polls along with the College Football Playoff rankings. Clemson is number 1 in the AP and Coaches polls while sitting atop the final College Football Playoff rankings.


See More: Alabama Game Notes

Series Notes

"Alabama and Clemson meet for the 18th time when they face of in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The teams split the last two CFP National Championship Games with the Tide claiming a 45-40 victory in the 2016 meeting in Glendale, Arizona, and the Tigers coming away with a 35-31 win in the 2017 title game in Tampa, Fla."

Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban is 2-1 all-time against Clemson, including a 1-1 record in postseason matchups. Head coach Dabo Swinney is 1-1 against Alabama in his career.

Clemson Tigers

Clemson has an 82-14 record in the last seven seasons (since the beginning of 2011). The victory against The Citadel earlier this season gave the Tigers seven-straight 10-win seasons; something only Alabama has duplicated. Only Alabama (87-9) has more wins the last seven years than Clemson. The Tigers also have the second-highest winning percentage (85.4). Only Alabama has a better winning percentage (90.6). The Tigers have exceeded their preseason ranking each of the last six years in the coaches poll and exceeded their preseason ranking in the AP poll five of the six seasons.

See More: Clemson Game Notes

Next Up For The Tide:

The winner of the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl will advance to the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Game on January 8, 2018 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 3 Georgia will meet in the CFP Semifinal at the Rose Bowl earlier in the day on January 1, 2018 to determine the other national championship game participant.

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The Alabama Crimson Tide vs Clemson Tigers matchup is sure to be a nail-biter for Bama and Tiger fans alike. Don’t miss all of the action leading up to and during the game right here at Be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Bama_Hammer for all the latest news and very witty commentary throughout the coming football season. Roll Tide!