It's just too hard to pick against Alabama. The defense is among Saban's best. The offense has enough balance. Alabama has the edge in special teams and big-game experience. If all Clemson has going for it is the tempo and the quarterback, it will need Watson to be at his best, and it will need him to be a runner. Alabama pulls this one out, and after a couple years away from the national title stage, The Tide Awakens.