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Crimson Tide beat down Buckeyes to win sixth national championship under Saban

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide put on a show in the final game of the 2020 FBS season. The Crimson Tide defeated the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes in the College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T.

The Crimson Tide won 52-24 over the Buckeyes at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Mac Jones hands off to Brian Robinson Jr. against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the  College Football Playoff National Championship Game
Mac Jones hands off to Brian Robinson Jr. against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)

With the win, the Crimson Tide finished their season with an undefeated season. They won 13 games in 2020.

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The loss dropped the Buckeyes to 7-1 on the season.

The Southeastern Conference is at the top of the college football world. The conference has won two straight CFP National Championships, as the LSU Tigers defeated the Clemson Tigers 42-25 last season.

The Clemson Tigers are the last non-SEC team to win the championship. They defeated the Crimson Tide 44-16 on January 7, 2019, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban also made history with this win. He now has seven national championship wins.

He has six of the national championships with the Crimson Tide since 2009. He also had a national championship with the LSU Tigers in 2003.

Alabama is the first team in the poll era (since 1936) to win six national championships in 12-years, according to ESPN’s Stats & Information. The other team to do this is the Crimson Tide, who won six national in 19 seasons from 1961 through 1979.

The Buckeyes gave up the most points they have ever allowed in a bowl game.

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Crimson Tide quarterback Mac Jones went 36 of 45 for 464 yards. He had five touchdown passes.

Najee Harris had 22 carries for 79 yards and two touchdowns. DeVonta Smith had 12 receptions for 215 yards and three touchdowns.

Alabama Crimson Tide running back Najee Harries carries the football as Ohio State Buckeyes players Peter Werner and Shaun Wade attempt to tackle him during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game
Najee Harries carries the football as Ohio State Buckeyes players Peter Werner and Shaun Wade attempt to tackle him during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)

Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields went 17 of 33 for 194 yards. He had one touchdown pass.

Fields had six carries for 67 yards. Chris Olave had eight receptions for 69 yards.

Harris had two rushing touchdowns for the Crimson Tide. He also had a touchdown reception.

Smith had three touchdown receptions. Slade Bolden also had a touchdown reception.

Crimson Tide Kicker Will Reichard also made a field goal.

Master Teague III had two rushing touchdowns for the Buckeyes. Garrett Wilson also caught a touchdown reception.

Buckeyes Kicker Jake Seibert made a field goal, as well.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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