National Championship Game Data
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Started by metmike - Jan. 11, 2021, 1:28 a.m.

National Championship Game Data: OSU vs. Alabama for the title




* Date, Time:  Mon. Jan. 11; 8 p.m. Eastern

* Location: Hard Rock Stadium (Field: Bermuda grass; capacity, 64,767); Miami Gardens, Fla.

* TV: ESPN (national telecast; announcers: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Maria Taylor; click here for details on ESPN’s Megacast with 14 different ways to watch the game)

* Radio: OSU Radio Network (64 stations); WBNS-FM (97.1 The Fan) in Columbus (announcers: Paul Keels, Jim Lachey and Matt Andrews; available nationally on Sirius/XM Ch. 81; click here for affiliates).

* National Radio: ESPN Radio (announcers: Sean McDonough and Todd Blackledge; available nationally on Sirius/XM Ch. 80).

* 2020 Records: Ohio State, 7-0 overall, 5-0 Big Ten; Alabama, 12-0 overall, 10-0 SEC.

* 2020 Rankings: Ohio State, third in College Football Playoff rankings, Associated Press poll and USA Today coaches poll; Alabama, first in College Football Playoff rankings, Associated Press poll and USA Today coaches poll.

* Coaches: Ohio State, Ryan Day (second full season at OSU, 23-1; vs. Alabama, first meeting); Alabama, Nick Saban (14th season at Alabama, 164-23; 25th season overall, 255-65-1; vs. Ohio State, 2-2).

* Series History: This is the fifth all-time meeting between Ohio State and Alabama. Alabama has the edge 1-3 in those meetings. Alabama won the first three meetings. Those Alabama wins were in the 1978 Sugar Bowl (35-6), 1986 Kickoff Classic (at East Rutherford, N.J.; 16-10) and the 1995 Citrus Bowl (24-17).

Ohio State’s win came in the 2015 Sugar Bowl/CFB Playoff national semifinal game with the Buckeyes pulling out the 42-35 win. RB Ezekiel Elliott had 20 carries for 230 yards and two touchdowns, including an 85-yarder to help the Buckeyes clinch the win. QB Cardale Jones threw for 243 yards and one touchdown in that win.

Click here for a look at the two OSU-Alabama games that were played in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.

Ohio State and Alabama have signed to play their first-ever home-and-home series with games Sept. 28, 2027 at Ohio Stadium and Sept. 9, 2028 at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

* Team Information: Alabama will be the home team and will wear its crimson jerseys. Ohio State will be the visiting team and will wear its white jerseys.


By metmike - Jan. 12, 2021, 12:15 a.m.
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Congrats Alabama!!

Alabama vs. Ohio State score: Crimson Tide dominant in win over Buckeyes

In the end, it was just too much Alabama.

The top-ranked Tide (13-0) scored a dominant victory over Ryan Day and No. 3 Ohio State (7-1), beating the Buckeyes 52-24 for Nick Saban's seventh national title and sixth at Alabama.