ALABAMA DOMINANT AS EVER IN NATIONAL TITLE WIN VS OHIO STATE
Heisman Trophy winner, DeVonta Smith needed only a half to show why he was indeed the best player in college football this season in helping his team prove they are as good as they’ve been in the Nick Saban era. The Alabama receiver’s 12 catches last night are a new College Football Playoff record. His 215 receiving yards are now the second most in a CFP or BCS games and his three receiving touchdowns tied a BCS/CFP title game record.
The Crimson Tide capped a 13-0 season (10 regular season games as mandated by the SEC in the preseason because of the pandemic) with a 52-24 win against previously undefeated Ohio State, who also played less games than they normally would with eight. It’s only the second time that Saban has gone undefeated as a head coach. His 2009 team went 14-0, including a title game victory against Texas. That marked his first national championship at Alabama, last night marked his sixth with the storied program. Overall, Saban has won seven national titles.
Alabama’s Offensive Coordinator Steve Sarkisian now turns all of his attention to UT who hired him as their new head coach earlier this month.
Jill Jelnick has additional details and reaction.