Alabama and Clemson lost on College Football Playoff semifinal day even before they hit the field.
Jalen Hurts was third in the fourth race at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., on Monday, and Clemson And Watson was a distant sixth in the fifth - and yes, those are real horses and real horse names, with the obvious nod to some pretty good quarterbacks.
At least Hurts came close, and returned $3.60 to show. Clemson And Watson was never a factor after breaking very slowly and going to the back of the pack right out of the gate.
Both horses have one win in seven career starts.
Clemson, the football team, lost to Alabama, led by quarterback Jalen Hurts, in the Sugar Bowl on Monday night.