In the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship Game, which took place on Monday evening at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, the No.3 Ohio State Buckeyes were defeated by the No.1 Alabama Crimson Tide by a score of 52-24. Mac Jones guided the Alabama offense to a score of 464 points by completing 36 of 45 passes for 464 yards and five touchdowns.
Wide receiver DeVonta Smith had a dominant first half, finishing with 12 receptions for 215 yards and three touchdowns before suffering a hand injury at the beginning of the third quarter, which put a stop to his dominant performance. Master Teague, who played for the Buckeyes, scored twice and rushed for 65 yards while Chris Olave, who played for the Buckeyes’ receiving unit, received eight passes for 69 yards.
Trey Sermon exited the game after suffering a shoulder injury on the first drive, and he did not return later in the game. The Buckeyes finish the 2020 season with a record of 7-1, clinching their fourth consecutive Big Ten championship and qualifying for their sixth participation in a national championship game during the BCS/CFP era.
Where is the Alabama National Championship game?
The Alabama Crimson Tide entered the 2021 season as the reigning champions, and they will attempt to defend their title when they play the Georgia Bulldogs on Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The game will take place at the same venue as the previous year’s championship game.
Where will the college football playoffs be held?
2021 — Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.2022 – Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.2023 — SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.2024 — NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Are Alabama and Ohio State playing for the National Championship?
The College Football Playoff National Championship is almost here and now that it has made its arrival, we’ve finished our trip through one of the most remarkable college football seasons in memory. Completing this voyage, despite all of the obstacles, interruptions and problems – both actual and hypothetical – should be considered as quite as an achievement itself.
- And now, No.1 Alabama and No.3 Ohio State will take the field one more time to declare the national champion for one of the craziest seasons in the history of the sport.
- While fighting for championships is familiar ground for both teams, how they got here couldn’t have been more different.
- Alabama played close to a complete schedule with the SEC choosing for a conference-only slate.
The Crimson Tide got in all 10 SEC games plus two playoff contests. It wasn’t an entirely flawless endeavor – coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19 and missed the Iron Bowl – but all things considered it could have been worse. Ohio State, on the other side, almost didn’t have a season.
The Big Ten initially shunned a fall season for another go at football in 2021 but finally performed an about-face with a shorter eight-game schedule starting in late October. Because to multiple cancellations, Ohio State only played five games, but the Big Ten scaled back their six-game requirement to let the Buckeyes to compete in the Big Ten Championship Game.
Playing only six times, Ohio State was exposed to heavy scrutiny because it hadn’t played enough games to warrant a playoff entry. However, the CFP Selection Committee included the Buckeyes anyway and the choice proved to be the right one as they beat up on Clemson 49-28 in the Sugar Bowl semifinal.
Where can I listen to Ohio State football games?
Alabama vs. Ohio State prediction, selection – Latest Odds: Alabama Crimson Tide -9.5 Forget the number of games it played in the regular season, Ohio State has demonstrated it belongs in the national championship. Now the issue is if it can pull the upset for the second straight game.
The Buckeyes surely have the athleticism, speed and fortitude to keep pace with Alabama’s powerful attack. But there are a couple questions they’ll have to answer as well. Is Fields healthy enough to lead his team to a win? Can the defense produce enough stops? Will COVID-19 concerns be a difference? Alabama has been the better team all year and there are too many doubts with Ohio State.
It simply feels like the Crimson Tide’s year. Pick: Ohio State +8 | Alabama 38, Ohio State 31
How early did Alabama and Ohio State arrive at Hard Rock Stadium?
Both Alabama and Ohio State arrived at Hard Rock Stadium almost two hours before the game was scheduled to begin. The Ohio State Buckeyes were the first to arrive, and their players were all wearing sweatsuits. The Crimson Tide were dressed in business attire.
What time does the college football championship game start?
The history of the College Football Playoff and its previous champions –
|Date||Winning team||Losing team||Score||Location|
|Jan.12, 2015||Ohio State||Oregon||42-20||Arlington, Texas|
|Jan.11, 2016||Alabama||Clemson||45-40||Glendale, Ariz.|
|Jan.9, 2017||Clemson||Alabama||35-31||Tampa, Fla.|
|Jan.7, 2019||Clemson||Alabama||44-16||Santa Clara, Calif.|
|Jan.13, 2020||LSU||Clemson||42-25||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Jan.11, 2021||TBD||TBD||TBD||Miami Gardens, Fla.|