As a kid, I vividly remember seeing a Clemson 1981 National Championship poster in my friend's room. I remember seeing that poster and being blow away that Clemson had previously won a national championship. I've pondered over time if Clemson would ever win a National Championship in my lifetime; 1981 was a few years before I was born. I always said that if somehow Clemson ever made it to the National Championship I would attend the game, and I was lucky enough to go to both of them and ultimately see the big win this year. As an alum and employee of Clemson University, Clemson has always been a huge part of my life, so that whole experience is something I will remember forever.
To commemorate this event, I wanted to create a visualization of the entire game that would work well as a poster. I plan on having this printed out for my son's room at some point. I wanted to make it interactive so that you can hover over any play and see the details. I also wanted to create something that would allow you to see the actual play in the game, so I was able to link game footage to all of the data in the visualization.
Hover over any play to see details; Click on any play to see the actual play in the game.
Click for the full interactive version