Alabama blows past Ohio State to win the National Title 52-24
Alabama- The Crimson Tide's exploded in the first half and cruises to a victory over Ohio State.
The Crimson Tide came into the National Title game being the favorite to win against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Critics, analysts, and members of the media felt like Alabama had the edge with a more healthier offensive line, quarterback, as well as their running attack on the ground. All of the breakdowns and chatter finally ceased Monday Night when both teams came on the field.
On Alabama's first drive, they powered through Ohio State's' secondary and picked up big gains through the air, as well as on the ground. Najee Harris finished off the drive with a one-yard touchdown on a fourth and goal to give "Bama" the lead early, 7-0.
The Crimson Tide was caught sleeping on Buckeyes next possession. Justin Fields used the hurry up offense, which caught Alabama off guard. A few plays later, they tied the game up with a touchdown in the first quarter, 7-7.
Late into the quarter, Alabama went for it on a fourth and short at the 15-yard line and converted the down. Two plays later Mac Jones tossed a touchdown pass to Devonta Smith to go back up 14-7. At the start of the second quarter, Jones fumbled the ball, which was recovered by the Buckeyes. Two plays later, Master Teague carried a couple of Bama players into the endzone with him, as he tied the game up, 14-14.
Jones shook off the turnover and marched his team down the field for a score. Jones hit Harris for 26-yard touchdown strike to make it a 21-14 game, midway in the second quarter. However, on the defensive side, Ohio State was killing Alabama with speeding the game up. Alabama was on skates until a third and goal in which they stopped Fields and crew from getting into the endzone. Ohio was forced to kick a field goal, which cut Bama's lead to four, 21-17. Before the end of the half, Alabama tacked two touchdowns to build a comfortable lead, 35-17.
In the second half, Alabama got a little conservative on the offensive end, but made Ohio State pay on the defensive end. They put a lot of pressure of Fields with different looks of inside blitzes, as well as being physical with the Buckeyes wide receivers. Alabama tacked on a few scores to claim another title under their name.
Jones finished with 464 yards with 5 touchdowns.