Ohio State Beats Oregon 42-20, Wins 2014 National Championship

By Ty Duffy
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The Ohio State Buckeyes beat the Oregon Ducks 42-20. They are the 1st National Champions of the playoff era, beating the champions of the Pac 12 and the SEC. This is the Big Ten’s first national title since 2002 and just the third since 1970. Just like everyone predicted after Week 2…

How did Ohio State win? The Buckeyes rolled on the ground with Ezekiel Elliot, made huge plays through the air, converted key downs and stopped Oregon from converting theirs. The only thing OSU did not do was hold on to the ball, with four turnovers. That kept the scoreline from being worse. And, yes, that was Cardale Jones, Ohio State’s third-choice quarterback.

Urban Meyer may not have passed Nick Saban. But, it’s certainly a discussion, after Meyer’s third title at a second school. Scary thought: next year was (and still may be) the year Ohio State’s roster hits peak capacity.

Now, the college football world can focus on what is truly important: coursework.

*Cuts to Gary Patterson in a dark, cold office breaking down film*

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