MIAMI (AP) — No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 Ohio State meet tonight for the College Football Playoff national championship at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.
The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. on ESPN.
The Crimson Tide are back in the championship game for the first time since 2018 when they lost to Clemson. Alabama is led by Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith, Heisman finalist Mac Jones and All-America running back Najee Harris.
The Buckeyes are looking for their first national championship since 2014, when they won the inaugural College Football Playoff. Justin Fields threw six touchdown passes for Ohio State in its semifinal victory over Clemson.