Here is everything you need to know about the match-up.
When and where is the game?
Lunedi, gennaio 11, a 8 p.m. ET at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.
Where can I watch?
The game will be aired on ESPN.
The teams and what’s at stake
Ohio State and Alabama will face off Monday.
The road to the championship has not come without controversy
. Due to Covid-19
, Stato dell'Ohio, which plays in the Big Ten conference
, has only played half the amount of games than other teams in the the SEC and ACC conferences
. The Big Ten was not allowed to begin play until October 24
, leaving the Buckeyes with only seven wins coming into their game against Alabama
, which has played
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney held it against them when the playoff teams were announced by placing Ohio State in 11th place in his AP Coaches Poll vote
. Even after the Buckeyes thumped Clemson
49-28 in the Sugar Bowl
, he said he did not regret the ranking
Inutile dirlo, it’s the Buckeyes that come into this game with something to prove.
Who should we watch?
Alabama’s DeVonta Smith
, the newly minted member of the Heisman club
, is the man to keep an eye on
. Smith has scored
20 touchdowns this year
, con oltre 1,600 cantieri e 105 receptions
. He scored three touchdowns against Notre Dame in the teams
’ playoff match-up alone
Buckeye quarterback Justin Fields was on fire against Clemson in their playoff game
. He had over
380 cantieri di passaggio, with a completion percentage over
78%, con il risultato di 6 touchdowns
. It’s safe to say if Fields can put up similar numbers
, Alabama will have to watch out
The Crimson Tide’s quarterback
, Mac Jones
, a Heisman finalist
, had similar numbers against the Fighting Irish
. He threw at a
83% completion rate
, with four touchdowns
. He is second overall in yards and touchdowns this season
, only behind Florida’s Kyle Trask
, another Heisman finalist
Ohio State’s Chris Olave will be the deep threat to watch
. Over the team’s seven games
, he has managed to score seven touchdowns and make
. He scored two touchdowns against Clemson and had over
130 iarde di ricezione.
- The last time the college championship game was held in Florida, nel 2017, Tampa hosted the game, which saw Alabama lose to Clemson.
- There were reports that the Buckeyes were going to seek to delay the game due to a Covid-19 outbreak on their team last week, secondo ESPN.
- The last time these two teams met was during the first round of playoffs during the 2015 Zuccheriera. Ohio State won the game and went on to beat Oregon in the first ever College Football Playoff championship.