Alabama vs. Ohio State: Media, fans react to the national title matchup
The Alabama Crimson Tide will take on the Ohio State Buckeyes in the national title game.
Alabama defeated Notre Dame 31-14 earlier Friday afternoon in the Rose Bowl, while Ohio State pounded Clemson 49-28 Friday night in the Sugar Bowl. Quarterback Justin Fields was unstoppable, finishing 22-of-28 for 385 yards and 6 touchdowns. Running back Trey Sermon racked up 197 rushing yards and 1 touchdown. Wide receiver Chris Olave caught 8 passes for 139 yards and 2 touchdowns.
So, while everyone thought Alabama would face Clemson and Trevor Lawrence in the title, it’s Ohio State crashing the party.
How do the Tide and Buckeyes match up? It should be a fantastic and entertaining game.
Below is how social media is weighing in on the matchup:
Who would have thought that controversial Ohio State would be dominating and outcoached by Clemson? A blowout. But Alabama will kill the Buckeyes.
— Chuck Delsman (@ChuckDelsman) January 2, 2021
Look, an Alabama-Ohio State national championship game should be awesome.
— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) January 2, 2021
Alabama v Ohio State may be like 55-54. I’m down for that.
— Jake Deemer (@TheDeemerReamer) January 2, 2021
Ohio State is literally playing an almost perfect game against a Clemson team that had been its foil of late, including last year. Question is: Can they replicate this type of performance against Alabama?
— Christopher Miller (@dutco) January 2, 2021
Alabama could have a big issue with Ohio State. I’ve been more impressed with what I’ve seen in Ohio State today than Bama. Should be a great game though for the championship.
— Ben Hill (@Ben_Hill2) January 2, 2021
Y’all remember what happened last time Ohio State played Alabama? It’s Sermon time pic.twitter.com/KpLBG0ihDS
— Braeden Chapman (@BraedenChapman_) January 2, 2021
Alabama 42 Ohio state 21. Next week
— Ahmad White (@MHarryVa) January 2, 2021
Unpopular opinion right now: If I was Alabama, I would still rather play Ohio State.
— Clint Lamb (@ClintRLamb) January 2, 2021
Dream land right now for ESPN executives: Ohio State and Alabama are by far the best CFB television viewership teams nationally over the past five years. No better potential matchup for viewership in a title game.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) January 2, 2021
Alabama a bad match up for Ohio State.
— T-Walk (@TskyWalker5280) January 2, 2021
I can’t think of a more horrid national title game then Alabama and Ohio State.
— John Garces (@JohnGarces) January 2, 2021
Officially interested in this Alabama vs Ohio State matchup.
— fullsportNOLA (@fullsportNOLA) January 2, 2021
Ohio state will beat Alabama
— AE (@a_eltoukhy20) January 2, 2021
I didn’t think I’d ever say this but Alabama could have a dogfight against Ohio State if this result holds.
— Andy Huling_EETV (@HulingAndy) January 2, 2021
Ohio State vs Alabama. Best possible matchup. Let’s go.
— TheSchneid (@schneid_the) January 2, 2021
Ohio State can beat Alabama
— Trev Reuss (@ReussTrev) January 2, 2021
Ohio State 28
— chaw (@floggingcholly) January 2, 2021