After blanking Ohio State 31-0 in Saturday night’s Fiesta Bowl semifinal, the Clemson Tigers are on their way to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. However, when Clemson lost to Pitt 43-42 on November 12, despite still having a clear path to the College Football Playoff, some people thought their dreams were effectively over…
Clemson? More like ClemsuddenlyOutOfThePlayoff
— Kyle Madson (@KyleAMadson) November 13, 2016
Clemson was always a paper tiger. Today they proved it. Bye.
— Carlos Illescas (@CarlosIllescas) November 13, 2016
After almost losing every week, Clemson actually loses. See ya playoffs.
— James Duthie (@tsnjamesduthie) November 13, 2016
Clemson out of it.
— Lil' Cory From SW
Kick. Is. Good. Clemson's title dream is all but crushed.
— Steve Greenberg (@SLGreenberg) November 13, 2016
Dabo has done a HELL of a job at Clemson. But that's twice he's butchered the clock this season. And it just cost Clemson a playoff spot.
— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) November 13, 2016
Clemson playoff chances slipping away like https://t.co/ZAFq6RWZwe
— Nook Logan (@nookabeast) November 14, 2016
— Mark the Overseer (@MarkoftheBuzz) November 13, 2016
After the Pitt loss, the Tigers won their final two regular season games and the ACC Championship Game over Virginia Tech. The rest, at least up until today, is history. Clemson will face Alabama in the National Championship Game in Tampa on January 9.