The Ohio State Buckeyes were very lucky to get into the number four ranking to play for a national title this season.
While they didn’t win the Big 10 title this season, they were still in the running for a National title.
However, they had to face the Georgia Bulldogs, the winner of the National Championship last season.
But that didn’t scare off the Buckeyes, as they brought their best game Saturday night against the Bulldogs.
The Buckeyes were the first to strike, as they took advantage of a missed field goal and drove 71 yards for a touchdown.
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They then went up by 14 points, holding a 21-7 lead in the second quarter.
That lead was their largest lead over the Bulldogs in the game.
Throughout the game, Ohio State held a lead, having fans hoping they could pull off an upset victory.
They had every reason to believe this, as the Bulldogs only held a lead over them for 1:49 during the entire game.
With the offense keeping the team ahead for most of the game, fans were hoping for a TCU-like upset victory.
CJ Stroud was amazing, as he went 23-for-34 for 348 passing yards, 34 rushing yards, and four touchdowns.
Marvin Harrison Jr., son of former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison, had five catches for 106 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
While these players put up points, the defense let the Bulldogs regain the lead late in the fourth quarter.
However, Stroud put the team in a position to win the game with three seconds left.
But Noah Ruggles couldn’t seal the deal, as his 50-yard field goal attempt was no good.
Despite the tough fight, the Buckeyes came up a little short on Saturday night.