Before Monday night's national title game, a photo of Derrick Henry next to fellow Heisman Trophy-winning Alabama running back Mark Ingram surfaced on social media.
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— The Opening (@TheOpening) January 12, 2016
Derrick Henry was unstoppable against Clemson. His third rushing touchdown proved to be the game-winner, as Clemson scored a late touchdown shortly afterwards to make things interesting.
— Maria Martin (@Ria_Martin) January 12, 2016
Clemson has been fighting tooth and nail all night long against Alabama in the National Championship game, but it looks like it may not be enough after Kenyan Drake ran this kickoff back. The touchdown gave the Crimson Tide a 38-27 lead with just over seven minutes remaining.
The National Championship game has been much closer than people expected, which led Alabama head coach Nick Saban to call for this perfectly executed onside kick that gave his Crimson Tide the go-ahead touchdown. It couldn't have been done any better.
— Def Pen Sports (@DefPenSports) January 12, 2016
Clemson left O.J. Howard wide open, and Jake Coker made them pay the price.
The National Championship game entered halftime knotted at 14. During the first half of play, Alabama left tackle Cam Robinson struggled against Shaq Lawson, but he took his frustrations out on safety T.J. Greene.
Derrick Henry is dominating Clemson. He probably could have walked into the end zone on this play, but he took a leap to make things interesting.
To make a long story short, this is why Derrick Henry won the Heisman, and also why Alabama is partaking in the national championship. Now, back to the big-stage game.
Tune in to ESPN at 8:30 p.m. ET this evening to watch Clemson win the national championship.