CFB ‘EXPERT’ NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Picks
Championship Game Bold Predictions:
EC: I really wanted to pick Ohio State to win this game and I think they’ll slow Alabama down slightly in the 1st half. But then the Tide will establish the running game with Najee Harris and get a few crucial 2nd half stops on defense in what should be an epic championship matchup.
AL: Steady balance of Trey Sermon and a healthy Justin Fields similar to the Sugar Bowl. Fingers crossed on COVID rumors with OSU’s D-Line as they will need to harass Jones and get him flushed out of the pocket, keeping OSU’s shaky secondary safe. This game will be won in the trenches, pure and simple. Whichever team owns the line of scrimmage wins.
JB: Two explosive offensives put on a show for the ages that ultimately, fittingly, comes down to a field goal. Buckeyes prevail, matching Alabama and Clemson for championships in the playoff era.
SM: The first half looks like the game of the century tied 21-21 going into the break but Alabama proves to be too much for Ohio State and dominates the time of possession in the second half.