Ohio State Beats Alabama, Will Play Oregon For Championship
The Ohio State Buckeyes and Oregon Ducks will meet on Jan. 12 in college football's first national championship game based on a playoff system.
The headline in The Columbus Dispatch read: Get ready for Bucks vs. Ducks.
With help from Cardale Jones and Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State rallied from a 21-6 deficit to beat the Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on Thursday night, 42-35.
Alabama was hoping to get a shot at its fourth national title in six years, but that dream was denied.
With seconds left in the game, Alabama quarterback Blake Sims threw a Hail Mary pass into the endzone, but it was intercepted by Buckeyes wide receiver Evan Spencer.
Turnovers Doom Florida State As Oregon Sprints Into Championship Game
Despite knocking a long field goal attempt off the left upright to end the first half, Florida State can't have felt bad about its position going into the locker room — the Seminoles were within a score of Oregon's vaunted, high-octane offense.
But five of the team's next six drives ended in turnovers, including one fumble returned for a touchdown and another that let the Ducks start inside FSU territory.
Oregon put up touchdowns in each of its first five drives after halftime en route to the 59-20 win and a berth in college football's first playoff-set national championship game on Jan. 12.
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