BTN.com staff, BTN.com staff, January 12, 2015
No. 4 Ohio State drilled No. 2 Oregon, 42-20, in the inaugural College Football Playoff Championship Game on Monday night at AT&T Stadium.
The Buckeyes, who topped No. 1 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day, notched their eighth national crown, and first since 2002.
Ohio State was the underdog in each of its last three games, and promptly went on to beat Wisconsin 59-0, Alabama, 42-35, and Oregon, 42-20.
The win moves Ohio State to 6-0 under Urban Meyer as the underdog. Speaking of Meyer, he now has three national crowns and is just the second coach to win one at two schools, joining Nick Saban.
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Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 246 yards and four touchdowns and Ohio State won the first national title in college football's playoff era, running over Oregon 42-20 Monday night.