What you need to know about the 2021 College Football Playoff national championship

The seventh National College Football Playoff championship is set. After an arduous season amid the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s an accomplishment that the game is even being played.

Here is everything you need to know about the match-up.

When and where is the game?

月曜, 1月 11, で 8 午後. ET at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, フロリダ.

Where can I watch?

The game will be aired on ESPN.

The teams and what’s at stake

Justin Fields passes against the Clemson Tigers in the third quarter  at the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Ohio State and Alabama will face off Monday.
The road to the championship has not come without controversy. Due to Covid-19, オハイオ州, 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 12 ゲーム.
Clemson head coach ダボ・スウィニー 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.
言うまでもなく, it’s the Buckeyes that come into this game with something to prove.

Who should we watch?

Wide receiver DeVonta Smith rushes for a touchdown at the Rose Bowl Game.

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, with over 1,600 ヤードと 105 レセプション. He scored three touchdowns against Notre Dame in the teamsplayoff match-up alone.
Buckeye quarterback ジャスティンフィールズ was on fire against Clemson in their playoff game. He had over 380 通過ヤード, with a completion percentage over 78%, resulting in 6 タッチダウン. It’s safe to say if Fields can put up similar numbers, Alabama will have to watch out.
The Crimson Tide’s quarterback, マックジョーンズ, 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 クリスオレイヴ will be the deep threat to watch. Over the team’s seven games, he has managed to score seven touchdowns and make 42 レセプション. He scored two touchdowns against Clemson and had over 130 receiving yards.

Interesting facts

  • The last time the college championship game was held in Florida, に 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, ESPNによると.
  • The last time these two teams met was during the first round of playoffs during the 2015 Sugar Bowl. Ohio State won the game and went on to beat Oregon in the first ever College Football Playoff championship.