ARLINGTON (AP) – Ohio State is looking for its first national title since 2002. Oregon is seeking its first, period.
Pac-12 champion Oregon and Big Ten champion Ohio State will meet in Arlington, Texas, at the home of the Cowboys on Jan. 12 in the first College Football Playoff championship game.
“It’s perfect,” Oregon linebacker Derrick Malone Jr. said. “I need another game. I’m glad I can still be a part of this. If we didn’t have another game I wouldn’t know what to do with myself.”
The Ducks (13-1) and Buckeyes (13-1) last played in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, in 2010. Ohio State won that game 26-17. Now the Rose Bowl comes to Texas, but with so much more at stake.
Cardale Jones, Ezekiel Elliott and fourth-seeded Ohio State rallied, and then held on for a 42-35 victory over No. 1…
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