The Buckeyes were able to escape extremely questionable play calls after a nearly successful onside kick. They had to punt it and gave the Crimson Tide the ball back with 1:33 left in the game. Sims was able to move them down to the Buckeyes 42 yard line but a hail mary try as time expired was intercepted by Tyvis Powell to seal the victory for the Buckeyes.
Players of the game: Ezekiel Elliot for the offense, Darron Lee for the defense. Both were excellent and were a big part of the Buckeyes victory.
Play of the game: The 85 yard touchdown run by Elliot, who showed that the "SEC speed" myth is a thing of the past.
Play of the game 2: Down 21-13 with only seconds left in the first half, the Buckeyes ran a double reverse play with Jalin Marshall who flipped it over to Evan Spencer. Spencer then threw the ball in the endzone to Michael Thomas, who made a spectacular catch, keeping 1 foot on the ground, for the 13 yard touchdown to make it 21-20 before going in to the half.
Play of the game 3: Defensive end Steve Miller getting the path of Amari Cooper to intercept the ball and run it back 41 yards for the touchdown. It was his first ever touchdown.
Next up: The National Championship game against the Oregon Ducks on Monday, January 12 in Dallas, TX.