Bald eagle lands on fan's head at the Cotton Bowl

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The eagle was being used as part of the pre-game ceremony for the college football playoff semifinal game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, but the bird appeared to cast aside any notion of a routine after the playing of the national anthem and instead made for the stands. The victor will be major college football's first 15-0 team since Penn in 1897.

Both have regularly been winning games by wide margins this year. The Tide are favored by six points, according to OddsShark.

The College Football Playoff is typically the stage that hosts the four best squads in the country, but a few members of the Georgia Bulldogs beg to differ following the losses suffered by Notre Dame and Oklahoma in their respective playoff matches on Saturday.

Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide and head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers greet after the AllState Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

One scan of social media during and after the game, and you'd see any and all variations of this talking point.

"We got our butts beat a year ago".

"I feel like I've been here forever", Renfrow said. We really do. Our daily structure prepares us for this moment.

Clemson won the 2016 championship - its only other national title was 1981 - with a 35-31 victory over Alabama after Hunter Renfrow, now a Tigers senior, caught a 2-yard TD from DeShaun Watson with a second remaining in Tampa Bay.

Before Alabama and Clemson, the last time the same two teams started and ended the season 1-2 in the AP poll was in 2005.

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