Tony Gerdeman

Staff member
May 28, 2020
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Early on in Alabama’s 52-24 win over Ohio State in Monday night’s national title game felt like the Buckeyes were simply hanging from the edge of the Crimson Tide’s inevitability while Nick Saban’s squad peeled back one blood-drained OSU finger at a time as Ohio State’s grip loosened and Alabama’s gravity tightened.

Ohio State had every intention of ending a difficult 2020 season with a victory, but Alabama never got the memo as the Crimson Tide’s relentless offensive attack proved too much for a short-handed Buckeye defense that had replaced so many parts during the season, but had no fixes for the Crimson Tide.

Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith had 12 catches for 215 yards and three touchdowns at the half. He was injured early in the second half, ending his day with several records along the way, and was also named the offensive player of the game.

What was expected to be a high-scoring affair took a left turn when Buckeye running back Trey...

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