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Ohio State Defeats Alabama, Faces Oregon For College FB Title

The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Oregon Ducks have one more football game to play, and it'll be for the national championship on Jan. 12 in Arlington, Texas. The Buckeyes were 42-35 winners against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl as Ezekiel Elliott ripped through the Crimson Tide defense for 230 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. Elliott put the Buckeyes ahead 42-28 by scoring on an 85-yard run with 3:24 remaining. He also sparked a string of four straight Ohio State touchdowns with a three-yard scoring run late in the second quarter after Alabama build a 21-6 lead. Wide receiver Evan Spencer threw a 13-yard TD pass to Michael Thomas just before halftime to get the Buckeyes within a point. Quarterback Cardale Jones was effective, throwing for 243 yards and a touchdown and running for 43 yards. Tide quarterback Blake Sims passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, but he also threw an interception that Steve Miller returned 41 yards for a touchdown that put the Buckeyes ahead 34-21. Sims also was picked off in the end zone on the game's final play, his third interception of the night. The third-ranked Ducks extended their season and ended Florida State's 29-game winning streak by scoring the last 35 points in a 59-20 rout of the second-ranked Seminoles at the Rose Bowl.