Although Justin Fields and the rest of the Ohio State offense did not stop fighting, even with only a few minutes left to play, the reality is that it was a simple display of that self-esteem that often distinguishes college athletes.
The Buckeyes tried to compete, and did so for much of the first half, but the gas did not reach them and they ended up devoured by Alabama (52-24), which claimed a new collegiate title in American football in the United States.
The Crimson Tide lifted their 18th title in the NCAA, confirming their dominance. The Ohio State attack competed, but the defense failed against Mac Jones and co. The Alabama quarterback finished with 464 yards and five TD passes, three to all-star receiver DeVonta Smith, who showed he is fully ready for the NFL, as well as several of his teammates.
There is also a lot of talent among the Buckeyes, especially Fields, but it did not reach them against a team that has too many weapons, because it is not only the air attack. Running back Najee Harris had two touchdowns on the ground, in addition to adding 75 yards this way.
Coach Nick Saban confirmed himself to be a genius in college football. His team beat the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl, which served as the semifinal, and now it did it with Ohio State, which came from giving the surprise by eliminating Clemson’s Tigers, whose passer (Trevor Lawrence) will be the first pick in the next NFL Draft.
That explained the disappointment of the Buckeyes, because their level is good, but not enough to overcome that monster that Saban has turned the Alabama Crimson Tide into.