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Ohio State Beats Alabama, Will Play Oregon For Championship

Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington scores Jan. 1 against Florida State during the second half of the Rose Bowl college football playoff semifinal in Pasadena, Calif.
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Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington scores Jan. 1 against Florida State during the second half of the Rose Bowl college football playoff semifinal in Pasadena, Calif.

The Ohio State Buckeyes and Oregon Ducks will meet in college football's first national championship game based on a playoff system.

The headline in The Columbus Dispatch read: Get ready for Bucks vs. Ducks.

With help from Cardale Jones and Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State rallied from a 21-6 deficit to beat the Crimson Tide.

Alabama was hoping to get a shot at its fourth national title in six years.

Turnovers Doom Florida State As Oregon Sprints Into Championship Game

Despite knocking a long field goal attempt off the left upright to end the first half, Florida State can't have felt bad about its position going into the locker room — the Seminoles were within a score of Oregon's vaunted, high-octane offense.

But five of the team's next six drives ended in turnovers, including one fumble returned for a touchdown and another that let the Ducks start inside FSU territory.

Oregon put up touchdowns in each of its first five drives after halftime en route to the 59-20 win, and a berth in college football's first playoff-set national championship game on Jan. 12.

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