Miami Gardens, Florida-The celebration is both familiar and unique. The confetti cannon sprayed crimson and white showers into the air, and Alabama players ran to the sidelines to snatch their championship caps and T-shirts.
If you have played in the crimson wave of coach Nick Saban, it is a passing ceremony.
However, this time, the battle song played by the band was a pipe recording. When “Sweet Home Alabama” sounded, only a few thousand Tide fans were still singing in the stadium.
The final game of the college football season in the pandemic. This uncertain season took place in the summer, and autumn was full of chaos. It ended in the most predictable way: Alabama won the national championship for the sixth time in the past 1
DeVonta Smith is elusive, Najee Harris is unstoppable, and Mac Jones is impeccable, as the wave of number one against Ohio’s third game on Monday night Won the National Championship in the college football playoffs in China, with a score of 52-24. They ended the game in 13-0-throughout the season, many people wondered if it was possible to participate in the game.
Jones said: “I think we are the best team ever.”
For Saban (Saban), this is the seventh career championship, broke the tie with Alabama’s great Paul “Bryant” Kobe (Bryant) in the college coach.
Saban said: “For me, this is the ultimate team. Compared to almost any team in the past, this team has a stronger sense of unity. Throughout the season, they must overcome and persevere. , They have done a great job.”
Ohio State University (7-1) is in hot pursuit. Justin Fields played his last game before heading to the NFL and passed for 194 yards and scored a touchdown. After Fields suffered a brutal blow in the excellent semifinals against Clemson, it is uncertain whether he is 100% sure.
The junior quarterback will say: “I can get there.”
On the Buckeyes’ first drive, they lost the star and were injured in the game to recover Trey Sermon. In a game, they need to run at the highest speed, facing one of the major offenses in recent history, their complicated and confusing. Ohio State University has never allowed more points in a bowl game.
“I think there is a feeling that if you don’t score, you will fall behind and the pressure will increase,” Buckeyes coach Ryan Day said in the face of the tide’s offense.
Fans can debate which team in the Saban dynasty is the best, but no one is more memorable than this team.
“Everyone is together,” Smith said. “Last year people said that the dynasty was over. We will not stop. We just continue to load.”
After failing to win the national championship for two full seasons, Tide completed a perfect match in an impossible season. COVID-19 forces the team to quarantine every week, endless testing and uncertainty testing, and most of the games are held in empty stadiums.
Saban said: “For me, this team has achieved almost more achievements than any other team. There is no disrespect to other teams we have, but this team has won 11 SEC games. No other team. Doing so. They won the SEC, remained unbeaten in the SEC, and then beat two great teams in the playoffs without interruption. I think there is still a lot to write about the team’s legacy.”
Only about 15,000 fans watched the last brilliant performance of Smith’s college career at Hard Rock Stadium (capacity 65,326). The Heisman Trophy winner received 215 yards, 12 catches and 3 touchdowns in the first half.
Saban said: “Heaven knows what he would do if he played the entire game.”
The outgoing offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian (Steve Sarkisian) used a series of actions and wrong instructions to get the Ohio State capital to surrender and try to track Smith. Once, he suddenly confronted a defender who left 42 yards in a dusty situation with 41 seconds left in the second quarter, leading 35-17.
Smith received a touchdown pass by Tua Tagovailoa to win the 2017 National Championship in his freshman season, ending his career in Alabama and becoming a Southeastern Conference history Leading professional catcher and the most outstanding offensive player in his third championship game.
As for the Sarkisian, he is heading to Texas as the head coach. Longhorns fans must like what they see. If he can bring Smith and his Heisman competitors to Austin.
Jones finished third in the Heisman vote. He scored 36 points and 45 points for a CFP Championship record of 464 yards and five touchdowns. In perhaps one of the most neglected seasons a quarterback has ever played, Jones set a record for the highest efficiency in a single season at 203.
Harris ranked fifth in the Heisman game, conceding 158 yards and scoring three-pointers in 29 touches, which enabled him to set a SEC record of 30 touchdowns this season.
Smith barely played in the second half and was injured. He returned to the game in the fourth quarter, with his right hand wrapped around his wrist, two fingers tied together, and wearing a Heisman mask.
Alabama barely missed him, and when Harris came in from the yard at the beginning of the fourth quarter stayed in the 50s.
Smith and Harris returned to college after last semester, which surprised some people.
Boy, it turns out to be worth it. They will leave Alabama with Jones, another member of the 2017 recruiting class, to become the leader of a team that manages to make it difficult to move forward from the pandemic.
Smith said: “We all have a mission to try to end things the right way. We all go to work, and it ends the way we want.”
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