Roll Tide: @AlabamaFTBL takes the @CFBPlayoff crown

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

During @AlabamaFTBL’s dramatic 45-40 victory over @ClemsonFB Monday night, college football fans were treated to unprecedented access and exclusive #NationalChampionship content from the teams, ESPN, @CFBPlayoff and more.

The celebration

@AlabamaFTBL took fans along for the ride all season and on Monday night. Here are some Tweets from their championship game:

@CollegeGameDay, @SportsCenter, and @CFBPlayoff took fans on the field after the game as well:

@ClemsonFB, despite the loss, engaged fans on Twitter throughout the season:

Athletes turned to Twitter after the big game:

And celebrities joined the #NationalChampionship convo:

The coverage
All night long, @ESPN accounts offered Twitter a dedicated on-field perspective. Here are Tweets from the sidelines…

…and from the pylon:

The results
The conversation about the game dominated Twitter all night. Here are the moments that generated the biggest peaks of Twitter conversation during the live telecast:

  1. End of game: @AlabamaFTBL wins #NationalChampionship 45-40
  2. Derrick Henry one yard TD run (1:07 - 4th, 45-33 Alabama)
  3. Kenyan Drake 95 yd kickoff return for a touchdown (7:31 - 4th, 38-27 Alabama)

Twitter conversation related to the game was literally all over the map. Click here to see to see how the game played out on Twitter:

These were the most-mentioned players on Twitter during the live telecast:

  1. Derrick Henry
  2. Jake Coker
  3. O.J. Howard


  1. DeShaun Watson
  2. Hunter Renfrow
  3. Wayne Gallman

Finally, check out a larger sampling of game-related Tweets in this Twitter Moment: