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It Will Be Alabama vs Ohio State In The 2020 Season Title Game

January 2, 2021

It will be top ranked, (11-0) Alabama, established as a 7 plus point(s) favorite, (less than originally perceived), vs third ranked, (7-0) Ohio State (guess # of games played did not matter, big mouth, but still con 2 titles Dabo Swinney) in the college football title game on January 11th in Miami, Florida.

After Alabama rode 4 Mac Jones touchdown passes, three to DeVonta Smith, who likely will win the “virtually presented” Heisman Trophy this week, with Mac second, in a “no cover”/predicted here (31-14) win vs Notre Dame, Josh Fields threw 6 touchdown passes and Trey Sermon, a game after his school record rushing yards performance vs Northwestern, (also a bowl game winner on 2021’s first day), in the Big Ten title tilt, ran for 193 yards and a score, as 7 plus point “dog,” Ohio State won (49-28) vs second rated Clemson.

It was the first time Ohio State, twice a later game semis loser to Clemson, including a heartbreaking one last year, won vs them in 5 games (all bowl games), including the famed 1978 season Gator Bowl, when Ohio State coach, Woody Hayes, always a “powder keg,” finally was deemed to have gone too far, when he punched Clemson nose guard, Charlie Bauman. (the Baumans were original neighbors of Marlo Thomas’ “Ann Marie” on “That Girl.” How’s that for a run on, tangential, ADD sentence?!).

In Bama’s win, Naj Harris had a spectacular hurdle play run that set up Jahleel Billingsley gathering in the other Jones touchdown pass, which made the score (14-0) Bama.  Their coach, Nick Saban will be seeking his 6th title with Alabama in the title tilt.

Paul “Bear” Bryant, at the helm, when his Alabama team (35-6)’d Hayes’ Ohio State team in the ’77 season Sugar Bowl yet were vaulted, I will always say unjustly, by Notre Dame, which “claimed,” also has 5 Alabama titles.

Though Alabama again scored 35 points, Urban Meyer, on his way to a third title (he won 2 as Florida coach, Saban(o) (ode to Gross, but it is “Bell” who wins, if Saban loses) also won/shared the ’03 crown, with L.S.U.) coached Ohio State to an upset (42-35) win vs Alabama in the first later game, “semi” in 2014.

In the resounding win vs Clemson, whose Trev Lawrence likely played his last college tilt, Chris Olave and Jeremy Ruckert each gathered in 2 Fields touchdown passes.

Clemson’s Bauman has kept his silence since Woody Hayes .

Above some perspective in a nice piece by Aaron Brenner.

On a lighter, but literally “heavier” note, kudos to Danny Ford, the other coach to title with Clemson, (’81 season) (a truly good man, Jesse, was there at their title clinching Orange Bowl win vs Nebraska), for having a meatball sandwich at 2 A.M. or so, as per the article. These days, I would not dare.

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