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Elliott Runs Ohio State Past Alabama and into the National Title Game

Elliott Runs Ohio State Past Alabama and into the National Title Game Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Ezekiel Elliott rushed for a Sugar Bowl-Record 230 yards and three touchdowns to help No. 4 Ohio State upset top-ranked Alabama 42-35 Thursday, to advance to the National Title game. "He's probably the most underrated back in the United States," Coach Urban Meyer said of Elliott. Alabama (12-2) took an 21-6 lead early in the second quarter when T.J. Yeldon ran for a two-yard touchdown. But Ohio State never lost its composure, scoring two touchdowns in the final three minutes of the quarter and headed into halftime down one. The Buckeyes started off the second half the way they ended the first with Cardale Jones connecting with Devin Smith on a 47-yard touchdown bomb to take the lead. Ohio State looked like it finished off the game when Elliott dashed for an 85-yard touchdown run with 3:24 to play. But Alabama answered right back when Blake Sims connected with Amari Cooper on a six-yard touchdown making the score 42-35 with 1:59 to go. The Crimson Tide defense then proceeded to force the Buckeyes into a three-and-out to get the ball back with 1:33 remaining. But their hope for victory was dashed when Tyvis Powell intercepted Sims' pass with time expiring to seal the game. "I'm proud of this team," Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. "They excelled all year long and kept Alabama at the forefront of college football." Ohio State (13-1) will now take on No. 2 Oregon (13-1) on Jan. 12 for the National Championship.   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.  

ESPN: Alabama to Interview Lane Kiffin for OC Position

ESPN: Alabama to Interview Lane Kiffin for OC PositionStephen Dunn/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Former USC head coach Lane Kiffin is interviewing Thursday to be the offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama, according to ESPN and media reports. The Crimson Tide are searching for a new offensiv...

(21) Louisville Stuns (3) Florida 33-23, in Sugar Bowl

(21) Louisville Stuns (3) Florida 33-23, in Sugar BowlKevin C. Cox/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Louisville scored on the first offensive play of the game when cornerback Terell Floyd intercepted Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel's pass and ran it back 38-yards for a touchdown, as (21) Louisville upset (3) ...

ESPN Reaches 12-Year Agreement to Air Sugar Bowl

ESPN Reaches 12-Year Agreement to Air Sugar BowlChris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- ESPN has reached a 12-year agreement with the Southeastern and Big 12 conferences to air the Allstate Sugar Bowl through 2026. ESPN president John Skipper, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby, and SEC commissioner M...

Sugar Bowl To Host Bowl Game Starting In 2015

Sugar Bowl To Host Bowl Game Starting In 2015Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Big 12 and SEC conferences have announced that the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans will be the site of a new BCS Champions Bowl starting in 2015. The two finalists to host the game were the Sugar Bowl and the Cotton...

Michigan Beats Virginia Tech, 23-20 in OT

Michigan Beats Virginia Tech, 23-20 in OTJupiterImages/Photos.com(NEW ORLEANS) -- In Brady Hoke's first season as a head coach of the Michigan Wolverines (11-2), he went out a winner in the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday night. Wolverines kicker Brendan Gibbons nailed a 37-yard field goal in overtime ...

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