A couple of weeks ago, SGO covered a mod that was being developed for Madden 19 that would allow players to play as NCAA football teams on PC. Well, that mod has finally dropped and we here at SGO wanted to know this: Who would win the National Championship in a game using the new mod?
We did a simulation of the National Championship in the game, using accurate rosters and uniforms and a modified Levi’s Stadium. Check out these Alabama uniforms to see for yourself:
2019 National Championship Simulation
On the first drive of the game, the Clemson defense stopped Alabama’s offense in its tracks, forcing them to punt. After the Clemson offense took over, freshman starting QB Trevor Lawrence led the Tigers to an impressive drive that saw them get into the red zone as the first quarter ended.
On the first play of the second quarter, Lawrence found Tee Higgins in the corner of the endzone for a touchdown, giving Clemson a 7-0 lead. On Alabama’s second drive, QB Tua Tagovailoa used his running and passing skills to lead the Tide to tie the game up.
Clemson would answer with another TD late in the second to take a 14-7 lead, and after forcing Alabama to punt, the Tigers nearly scored again until a fumble cost them the ball in the red zone just before the end of the first half.
Clemson held on to the lead to start the second half, and would add a field goal on their first drive of the half to go up by 10 points. Down 10, Alabama would answer right back as Damien Harris would beat the Clemson defense for a rushing touchdown and reduce the deficit down to three points.
In the fourth quarter, Trevor Lawrence threw his third touchdown of the contest to make it a 10 point game again. Tagovailoa lead the Crimson Tide down the field for a big drive, but Clemson’s defense was able to hold Alabama to just a field goal.
With less than two minutes left on the clock, Clemson’s Travis Etienne nearly turned the ball over after fumbling the ball, but Clemson was able to recover the football and avoid a disaster. With less than a minute to go, Etienne would break through for a big gain up the middle on a third down to ice the game and solidify a 24-17 victory for the Clemson Tigers
Trevor Lawrence finished the game completing 15 of 19 passes for 288 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Tagovailoa, meanwhile, went 14 of 18 for 208 yards and one TD. While Alabama’s running game could not get going against Clemson’s defense (Damien Harris, Alabama’s leading rusher, had just 27 yards), Travis Etienne led all rushers with 106 yards. Although Alabama’s defense wasn’t great in this game, one bright spot was Alabama junior linebacker Mack Wilson, who had 10 tackles in the loss.
Here are the full team stats:
Points Scored: 24
Rushing Yards: 124
Passing Yards: 269
Points Scored: 17
Rushing Yards: 57
Passing Yards: 205
That’s our simulation for the National Championship. Who do you think will win the big game? Let us know in the comments section, or on our social media channels.
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