The inaugural College Football Playoffs championship game between Oregon Ducks vs Ohio State Buckeyes is all set today Monday 8:30PM EST at AT&T Stadium in Arlinton Texas. Since 2005, the trend was broken where a SEC team will not be participating in college football’s National Championship Game, instead it will be the battle between the Pac 12 vs Big Ten titans with both 13-1 records.
Prior to this meeting, Oregon humiliated the defending champions Florida State 59-20 in the playoffs semifinal while Ohio State stunned title favorite Alabama in 42-35 upset. This game would be a shootout as the Heisman winner Marcus Mariota will lead the Ducks offense that is built for speed in scoring at least 42 points in each of their last 9 games.
In the blowout game against Seminoles, the Ducks scored 27 points in the 3rd quarter alone and this will be Urban Meyer’s team are trying to avoid tonight. Actually, the Buckeyes defense was able to keep pressure on Alabama to force turnovers as they trailed 21-6 early.
Meanwhile the Ohio State offense proved to be imposing as well lead by quarterback of Cardale Jones. But expect running back Ezekiel Elliot to turn up the heat in rushing the football. Elliot racked up 230 yards and two touchdowns against the Tides. Aside from a balance team, plus Ohio State is well coached who knows how to overcome adversity when their backs are against the wall.
Coming into this game, Oregon is listed as 7.5 favorites against Ohio State. Check this page later for Oregon Ducks vs Ohio State Buckeyes score highlights.
Mariota passed to Keanon Lowe for 7 yards touchdown, ORE 7-0
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Buckeyes answered with Ezekiel Elliott 33 yrds rushing TD, Score tied 7-7
Buckeyes takes the lead, Cardale Jones TD pass to Nick Vannett…. Score OSU 14-7
Buckeyes Cardale Jones goes for quarterback sneak TD, Score OSU 21-7
Ducks made field goal
Halftime SCORE OSU 21-10 ORE
Mariota connects Byron Marshall for 70 yard touchdown. Score OSU 21-17 ORE
Buckeyes Elliot 2nd TD to make it 28-20 OSU
Elliott 3rd TD of the game. OSU 35 – 20 ORE