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Within the abet of characterize-surroundings performances from wide receiver DeVonta Smith and quarterback Mac Jones, Alabama cruised to its first national championship for the reason that 2017 season and its 18th in program historical previous, capping a finest 13-0 season with a 52-24 victory over Ohio Suppose on Monday.
After ending the first quarter in a 7-7 tie, Alabama feeble a 28-level 2d frame to take hold of a 35-17 halftime lead. Alongside the device in which, Smith, who change into crowned the winner of the Heisman Trophy final week, tacked on 215 yards and three touchdowns to change into the SEC characterize holder in occupation receiving yards, single-season receiving touchdowns and single-season receiving yards.
Jones plot a college characterize in single-game completions as effectively as championship game recordsdata in passing yards and touchdown passes, collecting 464 yards and five touchdowns.
Smith injured his hand within the 2d half of, but he aloof made it out to maintain an very supreme time along with his teammates.
Head coach Reduce Saban notorious his seventh national title—it change into his sixth with Alabama and his 2d undefeated season with the Crimson Tide.
And not using a no longer as much as Smith, Harris and Jones on the cross, the Crimson Tide will seek for diversified subsequent season, so the group will win pleasure from this whereas it lasts.