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2016 Alabama vs Clemson Championship game time, TV channel, online stream, odds, ESPN Megacast, and more

The 2016 college football season ends tonight. Here's how to take in all the action.

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A team Ohio State beat in their national coming out (back?) party a year ago takes on the one that ended the Buckeyes' season in heartbreak two seasons ago with the national title on the line.

Though the Buckeyes would love nothing more than to be playing in the game -- or sitting with their heads held high knowing they gave all they could but were bested by one of the two sides playing for 'the natty' -- they'll have to settle for watching their coach, Urban Meyer, do pregame commentary and then take in the action as fans like the rest of us.

In terms of the players to know, former Ohio State commit Deshaun Watson surely is one. Everyone knows Heisman Trophy winner running back Derrick Henry, but the Tide have plenty of four and five-star talent all over both sides of the field. Tackle Cam Robinson is a load as is center Ryan Kelly; a big part of why Henry had the success that he's had. Jonathan Allen and A'Shawn Robinson anchor the Tide defensive line while LB Reggie Ragland and safety Eddie Jackson QB the back seven.

Here's everything you need to take in all the action:

How to watch, stream and listen

TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

Radio: Alabama and Clemson affiliates available.

Online streaming: WatchESPN

Megacast: Watch and listen to the game in 14 different ways on various ESPN stations and platforms, plus on WatchESPN.

Spread: Alabama is favored by 7 points.

Make friends: Get to SB Nation’s team blog chats for this game at Roll Bama Roll (for Alabama fans) and Shakin' the Southland (for Clemson fans).