The College Football Playoff National Championship was a bowl game that was used to determine a national champion of college football in the NCAA. Alabama defeated Clemson, , in the College Football Playoff championship to give Coach Nick Saban his fifth national title, including four in the last seven seasons. for 88 yards, two of those were touchdown receptions in the first quarter. Alabama wins the College Football Championship game. College football games are lasting longer, which is not affecting ratings but world of FBS is playing a much longer game than other NCAA divisions. While FBS games averaged in , the Football Championship Subdivision was , "People at one level, there's some concern about it," national.