SAN JOSE, CA (WSPA) – There are two 14-0 football teams playing in Monday night’s National Championship game, and for the first time ever in college football the winner will be a perfect 15-0.
Some people are saying tickets being resold for less than $200 on StubHub is a sign this matchup is bad for the game. But Clemson and Alabama may just be a very good fit.
Organizers with the Fan Central area believe the Tigers and the Crimson Tide are the best two teams in college football, and asking Clemson fans to travel 2,600 miles to watch in person is a good thing.
“The goal of the Championship game is to introduce college football to new areas of the country that may not be as passionate as the Southeast or mid-America,” Elon Werner, Fan Central media coordinator, said.
Maureen Murphy has two degrees from Clemson, but has been living in the San Francisco area for 17 years.
“I went to the South Carolina-Clemson game about five years ago, and now they’re coming to see you! Yes, we’re so excited they’re in the Bay area,” Murphy said. “This is, I think, a once in a lifetime opportunity, so we’re so excited the Tigers are coming out to California.”
And just how rare of an event is it for Clemson to play football in the Golden State?
The Tigers have only played the three times, and the last was more than half a century ago.