GAME DATA: OHIO STATE VS. ALABAMA
* 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.
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.