Led by Cardale Jones, the Buckeyes earned their way to play for the CFP National Championship by defeating the nations top ranked team, the Alabama Crimson Tide, 42-35 on New Year's Day.
The Buckeyes will take on the Oregon Ducks who handed Florida St. their first loss since 2012. The Ducks defeated the Seminoles 59-20.
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Both teams head into the Championship game with a 13-1 record. Oregon's only loss came to Arizona, and Ohio State's only loss came to Virginia Tech.
The two schools have different stories at the quarterback situation. The Ducks have the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, Marcus Mariota. He has 4121 yards passing on the season with 40 touchdowns to only 3 interceptions.
The Buckeyes lost Braxton Miller in August for the rest of the year. A red-shirt Freshman, J.T Barrett was named the starter and with some growing pains in the beginning of the season, Barrett played well enough to be considered a Heisman finalist but would not be named among the finalist who were invited to New York for the award ceremony. Barrett went down in the Michigan game and the Buckeyes were forced to turn to Cardale Jones for the rest of the game, Jones would go on to make his first career start in the Big Ten Championship game against Wisconsin. Buckeyes would win 59-0 and it was just enough for the Buckeyes to the last spot in the College Football Playoffs.
Ohio State is 8-0 all-time against Oregon.
The Championship game will take place in Arlington, TX on Monday, January 12.
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