Crimson Tide fans excited to watch game from Huntsville and Miami
Jan 13 2021
Ohio State linebacker Baron Browning forces a fumble by Alabama quarterback Mac Jones during the first half of an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Now Sarkisian is off to try to work the same artistry as the Texas Longhorns' head coach. In the six previous College Playoff national championship games, the underdog has won three times - Ohio State over favored OR in the 2014 season, Clemson over favored Alabama in 2016 and Clemson over favored Alabama again in 2018.
"Watch out here comes Alabama, just like they did all season", William Kash said.
"At the end of the day I was able to play and we didn't get the job done", Fields said. Jones, along with teammate DeVonta Smith, is also a finalist for the Heisman Trophy with the victor of that award to be announced on Tuesday.
Alabama redshirt sophomore QB Mac Jones was named the victor of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.
Master Teague, who missed last week's game against the Tigers, replaced Sermon at running back and promptly scored on an 8-yard run as the Buckeyes tied the score at 7. The Tide racked up 621 yards against the Buckeyes on Monday.
Battle started 12 games this season.
"These last few years have been great, made a lot of friendships", Fields said. "I wanted a different outcome, but I'm going to miss everybody". "It is a complete offense", Ohio State defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs said. And on another where Smith went in motion, then reversed direction and was in the clear yet again. "They just made plays". He was recently named the Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year in the Big Ten. Monday will be his 12th National Championship. Jones said he stayed "locked in". "For him to go out there and play today, really shows his toughness and how much he loves his brothers". During his 2020 campaign, Harris put his name in the Heisman debate, finishing fifth in voting.
Left tackle Alex Leatherwood won the Outland Trophy as the top interior lineman and Landon Dickerson (out with a knee injury for the playoffs) won the Rimington Trophy as the best center.
But the challenges college football faced in navigating the pandemic were unique, as Heisman Trophy victor DeVonta Smith noted after catching three touchdown passes to lead Alabama to victory. He returned to the sideline in the fourth quarter with his right hand wrapped to the wrist, two fingers taped together, and wearing a Heisman mask.
Mac Jones threw for 464 yards, the second-most in school history, and threw for five touchdowns. He ended up not catching a pass in the second half.
And Sarkisian finished the job on a triumphant note.