Only one game left in the 2020 college football season: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 3 Ohio State.
It stands to reason that, in this rising season affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Rose Bowl champion Crimson Tide and Sugar Bowl champion Buckeyes will meet in Miami to decide the national champion of the sport. However, aside from the quirks of Monday’s meeting, there are plenty of stories to watch in the last game of the year.
The first and foremost is the COVID-19 outbreak reported in the Ohio State locker room. The Buckeyes were already without 16 players in their Sugar Bowl fight over the Tigers, but it is unknown how many, if any, players should miss the game against Alabama. That’s assuming, of course, that the game isn’t postponed to a later date.
If not, it seems like the big question regarding Monday’s national title game is which of the two offenses can outperform the other. Justin Fields is sporting what appear to be bruised ribs, at least from a shot hit by Clemson’s linebacker James Skalski. The arrival of Trey Sermon, who has a combined 589 yards from scrimmage in his last two outings, certainly helps the Buckeyes’ title game hopes.
Then there’s Alabama, whose offense boasts a potent triumvirate of quarterback Mac Jones, wide receiver DeVonta Smith and running back Najee Harris. That combination is scary enough, but there are rumors that catcher Jaylen Waddle, who broke his ankle in the Tennessee game, may play again, too.
With that, here is everything you need to watch Alabama vs. Ohio State in the college football championship game, including the TV channel, start time, location, and up-to-date betting odds.
What channel is Alabama vs. Ohio State tonight?
- Television channel: ESPN
- Live broadcast: ESPN app, fuboTV
The College Football Playoff National Championship between Alabama and Ohio State will air nationally on ESPN. Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will serve as announcers and play-by-play analysts, respectively, while Maria Taylor will work on the sideline. Holly Rowe, who was also scheduled to work on the game, can no longer after testing positive for COVID-19.
In addition to the main broadcast on ESPN, viewers have a few alternate options to watch the CFP championship game through ESPN’s “Megacast.”
What time does the college football championship start?
- Date: Monday January 11
- Time: 8 pm ET | 5 pm Pacific Time
The College Football Playoff national championship between Alabama and Ohio State is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, January 11.
Where is the 2020 CFP national championship?
- Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida.
The 2020 CFP National Championship will take place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. This will be the first time that the site, normally home to the Miami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes and the Orange Bowl, will host the College Football Playoff national championship game. This will also be the first time since 2012, when it was called Sun Life Stadium, which has hosted the national championship game.
Below are all future dates and venues for the following CFP national title games:
|2021||Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis)|
|2022||SoFi Stadium (Inglewood, California)|
|2023||NRG Stadium (Houston)|
Alabama vs. Ohio State odds to win 2020 national championship
Alabama opened as a seven-point favorite over Ohio State, and the difference increased to an eight-point lead for the Tide just days before the game. This comes after No. 3 Ohio State scored an outright victory over Clemson (-7) in the Sugar Bowl semifinal game. Alabama, a 19-point favorite over Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl, failed to cover in a 31-14 victory.
College football playoff history, past winners
|Date||Winning team||Losing team||Punctuation||Location|
|January 12, 2015||Ohio State||Oregon||42-20||Arlington, Texas|
|January 11, 2016||Alabama||Clemson||45-40||Glendale, Ariz.|
|January 9, 2017||Clemson||Alabama||35-31||Tampa, florida|
|January 8, 2018||Alabama||Georgia||26-23||Atlanta|
|Jan 7, 2019||Clemson||Alabama||44-16||Santa Clara, California|
|January 13, 2020||LSU||Clemson||42-25||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|January 11, 2021||TBD||TBD||TBD||Miami Gardens, Florida|
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.