Clemson’s defense was ready to go in Monday night’s national championship contest against Alabama.

On the Crimson Tide’s first possession of the game, Tua Tagovailoa was intercepted by Clemson’s A.J. Terrell, who raced to the end zone for the first score of the game. It was his third interception of the season and first pick-six.

Dabo Swinney couldn’t have asked for a much better start.

This is the fourth time Alabama and Clemson have met in the College Football Playoff. It’s the third time the two teams have met for a national title.

We’re already off to a great start.