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

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 wide receiver DeVonta Smith scores a touchdown against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the College Football Playoff National Championship game
DeVonta Smith scores a touchdown against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the College Football Playoff National Championship game (Photo by Alabama Crimson Tide Football/Instagram)

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.

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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.

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

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. 

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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.

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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. 

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

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