No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 Ohio State are set to face off in the final game of the 2020 college football season.
The top-ranked Tide (12-0) will be looking for Nick Saban’s seventh career national championship, and his sixth at Alabama; that mark would tie him for the most by an Alabama coach, while the former would give him the all-time lead. Ohio State (7-0), meanwhile, will look for its second of the College Football Playoff era, having won the inaugural title in 2014.
Who will persevere in this, only the fifth all-time meeting between these teams (and first ever with a championship on the line)? Alabama, Saban and the terrific trio of quarterback Mac Jones, receiver DeVonta Smith and running back Najee Harris? Or Justin Fields and Trey Sermon lead Ryan Day’s Buckeyes to one more victory?
Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Alabama vs. Ohio State in college football’s national championship game. Follow below for complete results from the College Football Playoff final.
Alabama vs. Ohio State score
Alabama vs. Ohio State live updates, highlights
(All times ET)
First quarter: Alabama 0, Ohio State 0
8:14 p.m.: Alabama center Landon Dickerson serving as Alabama’s captain at the coin toss, by the way. Linebacker Tuf Borland doing it for Ohio State.
8:13 p.m.: Alabama wins the toss and defers. Ohio State’s offense will receive the ball first.
8 p.m.: Ohio State players out for Monday’s game:
Ohio State’s availability report just hit: Unavailable
CB Cam Brown
DL Jacolbe Cowan
K Dominic DiMaccio
DT Ty Hamilton
WR Jaylen Harris
K Blake Haubeil
OT Dawand Jones
LB Cade Kacherski
LB Mitchell Melton
DE Tyreke Smith
DT Tommy Togiai
SAF Kourt Williams
RB Miyan Williams
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) January 12, 2021
Alabama vs. Ohio State start time
- Date: Monday, Jan. 11
- Time: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT
The College Football Playoff national championship between Alabama and Ohio State is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 11.
How to watch college football championship game
- TV channel: ESPN
- Live stream: ESPN app, fuboTV
The College Football Playoff national championship between Alabama and Ohio State will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will serve as play-by-play announcer and analyst, respectively, while Maria Taylor will work the sideline.
Holly Rowe, who was also scheduled to work the game, is no longer able after testing positive for COVID-19.
In addition to the main broadcast on ESPN, viewers have a few alternative options to watch the CFP championship game via ESPN’s “Megacast,” including:
- CFP Live (ESPN2)
- Skycast (ESPNU)
- Film Room (ESPNEWS)
- National radio broadcast (ESPN Radio)
- Spanish language (ESPN Deportes)
- Hometown Radio (SEC Network/ESPN App)
- Command Center (ESPN App)
- Data Center (ESPN App)
- Refcast (ESPN App)
- Skycast (ESPN App)
- All22 (ESPN App)
- High Skycam (ESPN App)