Alabama Victorious Over Ohio State In National Championship Game
An irregular college football season concluded on Monday night, as the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide crushed the Ohio State Buckeyes to win the CFP National Championship game.
For the sixth time under head coach Nick Saban, the Crimson Tide are national champions, as they defeated Ohio State by a score of 52-24 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, in front of 14,926 people in the crowd.
Wide receiver DeVonta Smith had a big night in the championship game. Not only did he win Alabama’s Heisman trophy, but he was also named the offensive MVP. Smith was the first player to receive three touchdowns in a CFP National Championship game, and he set the record for the most interception with 12. Additionally, he holds the mark for receiving yards in half of the national championship game with 215.
Other Crimson Tide players who finished in the top five of the Heisman voting played spectacular games, especially Mac Jones. Junior quarterback Jones completed a career-high 36 passes and 464 yards in the team’s victory, passing his previous high of 33 completions and 435 yards passing in the 2020 SEC Championship Game vs. Florida. This was also his fifth 400-plus yard game this season.
“We just locked in, gave everything we could to win this game,” Jones told the media. “Obviously, there are decisions to be made. I’m going to make the best decision for me and my family.
“I’m blessed to put myself in a position to do either one, come back or hopefully go to the NFL. We’ll discuss that this week and see what my plan is. In terms of legacy, I mean, I think it’s cool,” said Jones.
Jones owns five of Alabama’s 11 all-time 400 plus yard passing performances, passing Tua Tagovailoa‘s record, which came during his junior campaign in 2019. His 36 completions tied Deshaun Watson of Clemson for the CFP national championship single-game record.