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Per ESPN: Cardale Jones came through again at the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Ezekiel Elliott ran all over mighty Alabama. And Urban Meyer's quest to turn Ohio State into SEC North is one victory away from a national championship.
Jones turned in another savvy performance in his second college start and Elliott ran for 230 yards, leading the Buckeyes to a 42-35 upset of top-ranked Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinal Thursday night.
Rallying from a 21-6 deficit, the Buckeyes (13-1, No. 4 CFP, No. 5 AP) advanced to play No. 2 Oregon in the Jan. 12 College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T in Arlington, Texas. The Ducks routed defending national champion Florida State 59-20 in the other semifinal at the Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual. Complete Recap Box Score Top Performers:
Passing: B. Sims (ALA) - 237 YDS, 2 TD, 3 INT
Rushing: E. Elliott (OSU) - 20 CAR, 230 YDS, 2 TD
Receiving: A. Cooper (ALA) - 9 REC, 71 YDS, 2 TD