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Ohio State Wins National Championship After Convincing 42-20 Win Over Oregon

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Ohio State used a heavy dose of running back Ezekiel Elliott and timely stops on defense to claim its first national championship since the 2002 season with a 42-20 victory over Oregon. The Buckeyes entered the college football playoff with long odds to win the title, as coach Urban Meyer’s team was on its third quarterback and suffered a puzzling, early-season loss to Virginia Tech....

How Oregon's Mark Helfrich and Marcus Mariota Break the Mold of Coach and QB

By David Fox, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Perhaps no team needed a coach or quarterback who can roll with the punches quite like Oregon. While Ohio State has coped with injuries at the most visible position, Oregon has spent all season dealing with absences chipping away at its roster. The Ducks’ roster lost its first pieces in the preseason, and the trend continued into the week before the national championship game. ...

Video: Ohio State vs. Oregon National Championship Game Preview

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Oregon and Ohio State close out college football’s first four-team FBS playoff on Monday, Jan. 12 in Arlington, Texas. Monday night’s matchup is uncharted waters for college football in the new postseason format, as the Ducks and Buckeyes have to regroup for the championship just one week after bowl victories. Oregon used five Florida State turnovers and 41 second-half points to...

National Championship Game Position-by-Position Breakdown for Oregon vs. Ohio State

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
College football’s four-team playoff concludes on Jan. 12 in Arlington, Texas when Ohio State and Oregon meet to decide the national championship. The Ducks are looking for their first title, while the Buckeyes are after their first national championship since 2002. Oregon is around a seven-point favorite by the Vegas experts for Monday night’s game, but there’s not much...

Oregon-Ohio State: National Championship Game Prop Bets and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Gambling is sports. It makes meaningless games infinitely more important to fans. However, Monday night's national championship game doesn’t need any added juice to lure in viewers from other fan bases. All of college football will watch Oregon and Ohio State do battle. I don’t need to place a bet on the game to enjoy it. But for national title games, like the...

National Championship Preview and Prediction: Oregon vs. Ohio State

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Oregon and Ohio State close out college football’s first four-team FBS playoff on Monday, Jan. 12 in Arlington, Texas. Monday night’s matchup is uncharted waters for college football in the new postseason format, as the Ducks and Buckeyes have to regroup for the championship just one week after bowl victories. Oregon used five Florida State turnovers and 41 second-half points to...

How Ohio State and Oregon Built Their Rosters for a National Championship

By David Fox, 3 weeks 2 days ago
On Monday night in Arlington, one team’s national championship window might be opening while the other one might be closing. First, don’t overreact. Both Oregon and Ohio State have proven their staying power on the big stage. The Ducks and Buckeyes will make College Football Playoff appearances in the years to come. For Ohio State, the return trip might be a little sooner....

The Nine Lives of Oregon's Offensive Line

By David Fox, 3 weeks 3 days ago
LOS ANGELES — If there was a time this season to give up on Oregon playing for a national championship, odds are the Ducks’ offensive line was involved. First, left tackle Tyler Johnstone, an NFL draft prospect, was lost for the season to a torn ACL before the season ever started. Oregon moved veteran Jake Fisher from right to left tackle, but optimism for that move was short-...

5 X-Factors for Ohio State and Oregon in the National Championship

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Ohio State and Oregon clash in Arlington, Texas on Jan. 12 to decide college football’s national champion. The Ducks and Buckeyes advanced to the national championship after bowl wins on Jan. 1, setting up an intriguing matchup with no shortage of storylines. Both teams are led by offensive-minded coaches and were two of the top programs during the BCS era. Oregon quarterback Marcus...