The 2018 Sugar Bowl between Clemson and Alabama on is played on Monday, January 1. Find game time, TV channel and live stream information below.
The Crimson Tide-Tigers game is a College Football Playoff semifinal. The winner advances to the national title game on Monday, Jan. 8. Clemson is the defending national champion, as the Tigers beat Alabama. However, the Crimson Tide beat Clemson the previous season for the title.
2018 Sugar Bowl: Time for Alabama-Clemson
Alabama and Clemson play at 8:45 p.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 1. It’s the second of the two College Football Playoff semifinals.
Time: 8:45 p.m. ET
Date: Monday, Jan. 1
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.
2018 Sugar Bowl: TV channel for Alabama-Clemson
The Alabama-Clemson game will be televised on ESPN.
2018 Sugar Bowl: Live stream, watch online for Alabama-Clemson
The Clemson-Alabama game can be watched online with WatchESPN.
2018 Sugar Bowl: Preview for Alabama-Clemson
Alabama and Clemson meet in the College Football Playoffs for the third season in a row. Though the first two meetings were for the national title, this time it’s in the semifinals.
2016 CFP National Championship Game: Alabama 45, Clemson 40
2017 CFP National Championship Game: Clemson 35, Alabama 31
Clemson is 12-1, is the ACC champion and the No. 1 team in the four-team College Football Playoff. The Tigers average 35.4 points per game and allow 12.8 points per game.
QB Kelly Bryant is 244-for-362 passing for 2,678 yards, 13 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Bryant also has 646 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns.
On the ground, Travis Etienne leads Clemson with 103 carries for 744 yards and 13 scores. Tavien Feaster is second with 103 carries for 659 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Three Clemson players have at least 500 receiving yards. Hunter Renfrow, who caught the winning touchdown against Alabama last year, leads with 55 catches for 571 yards and 3 scores. Deon Cain is No. 1 with 659 receiving yards and six touchdowns.
Defensively, Dorian O’Daniel ranks first with 99 total tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and 5 sacks. Kendall Joseph is No. 2 with 80 total tackles. The Tigers also have a combined 16 sacks from Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant.
Alabama is 11-1 and the No. 4 team in the CFP. The Crimson Tide average 39.1 points per game and surrender 11.5 points per game.
QB Jalen Hurts is 135-for-223 passing for 1,940 yards, 15 touchdowns and only 1 interception. Hurts adds 768 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns.
Damien Harris leads the rushing attack with 906 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns on only 110 attempts. Bo Scarbrough has 549 rushing yards and 8 scores.
Calvin Ridley is the top receiving target by a huge margin. Riley has 55 receptions for 896 yards and 3 touchdowns. No other Alabama player has more than 14 catches or 244 receiving yards.