Clemson’s National Championship-Winning Touchdown Rocks Twitter

By David Cohen Comment

Clemson University defeated the University of Alabama Monday night to win college football’s National Championship, and not surprisingly, the game-winning touchdown was the biggest moment on Twitter.

The three top moments during Monday night’s game, in terms of tweets per minute, were:

  1. DeShaun Watson throws a touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow with one second remaining to give Clemson a 35-31 lead over Alabama.
  2. Clemson wins the National Championship for the first time since 1981.
  3. Jalen Hurts runs for a 30-yard touchdown to give Alabama a 31-28 lead with 2:07 remaining.

The most-mentioned Clemson players were:

  1. Watson
  2. Mike Williams
  3. Renfrow

The most-mentioned Alabama players were:

  1. Bo Scarbrough
  2. Hurts
  3. O.J. Howard

Twitter also shared some of the best tweets related to the game, as well as a Twitter Moment, in a blog post:


And Facebook shared Facebook Live highlights related to the game:

The Tide has arrived for the #NationalChampionship! #RollTide

Posted by Alabama Football on Monday, January 9, 2017

The Clemson Tigers have arrived to the 2017 National Championship Game! 🐅

Posted by Clemson Football on Monday, January 9, 2017

The Play

Posted by Clemson Football on Monday, January 9, 2017

!!! Yes! #ALLIN

Posted by Clemson Football on Monday, January 9, 2017

Watch as the team arrives back at the hotel after WINNING THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!!!

Posted by Clemson Football on Monday, January 9, 2017

Readers: Did you interact on Twitter during the National Championship game Monday night?

Image on homepage courtesy of Clemson Football Twitter account.

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