2021 CFB National Championship Preview


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Emmett Gaffney, Co-Editor

Two legendary programs are set to face off Monday in Miami. Heisman winner DeVonta Smith and the Crimson Tide will play Justin Fields and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Alabama has been, without a doubt, the best team in the country all year. Mac Jones, a Heisman finalist, has been terrific under center. However, the Tide has options both on the ground and through the air. Najee Harris, who some argue to be the best running back in the country, has had a remarkable this season. Harris has totaled nearly 1,400 yards on the ground. Aforementioned, DeVonta Smith, Heisman winner, has solidified his Alabama legacy. Smith has tallied over 1,600 receiving yards. The Tide rounds out their receiving core with John Metchie III and their TE Jahleel Billingsly.

DeVonta Smith Epitomizes Alabama’s Receiver Reign—and He’ll Leave as the Tide’s Greatest Yet. Image courtesy of Sports Illustrated

Ohio State showed the world they deserved to be in the CFB after dismantling and, frankly, embarrassing Clemson. Justin Fields dominated Friday (throwing for 385 yards and 6 touchdowns) and has all year. Fields has amassed nearly 2,000 yards and 21 touchdowns in just 7 games. Trey Sermon had a dominant game as well. Sermon ran for more than 190 yards and a touchdown, but he always seemed to get the first down when the Buckeyes needed it. He will play a significant role in the Buckeyes’ success Monday. Fields’ #1 target all year has been Chris Olave. The 6’1 junior has reeled in 7 touchdowns on the season.

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If you label yourself as an Alabama fan, Ohio State fan, football fan, or even sore Clemson fan, Monday’s game will (hopefully) be entertaining. Football aside, many storylines will also take the field. If Justin Fields goes off, does he leapfrog Trevor Lawrence as the #1 pick in the NFL draft come April? Will Jaylen Waddle return? A lot can happen Monday night…