my picks lost), we are now down to two to win all the marbles Monday night in Arlington. On one side, you've got the Oregon Ducks and on the other, you've got the Ohio State Buckeyes. Who will win the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship?
One of the things that I think helped to turn the tide towards the Buckeyes in the Sugar Bowl was turnovers by the Crimson Tide, specifically the interceptions by Blake Sims, and how OSU was able to take advantage of said turnovers when their offense was cranking. However, Oregon and particularly Mariota do a really good job of taking care of the pigskin while they excel at forcing turnovers, hence how the Rose Bowl got out of hand very fast. Ohio State's defense is not strong enough in my opinion to slow down Oregon and I think if they do not force turnovers, they will fall.
Oregon will win the national championship, their first in program history, and be the first College Football Playoff champions.
Oregon 42 Ohio State 38