After a dominant 52-24 win over No. 3-ranked Ohio State on Monday night, the Alabama football team has now won the College Football Playoff National Championship for the sixth time in 12 years.
This is the seventh national championship for head coach Nick Saban, who won his first in 2003 at LSU before winning six with Alabama. With his seventh title, Saban breaks the tie with another Alabama legend, Paul “Bear” Bryant, for the most championships won by a major college coach.
The Alabama Crimson Tide were perfect this year, winning 13 straight games to take the title.
Known for their strong defensive efforts over the year, Saban has evolved his philosophy to put as much focus on putting up points as on keeping opponents off the scoreboard. This was never more evident than last night, with the Alabama offense never taking its foot off the pedal, putting up 52 points to make sure that Ohio State had no chance of coming back.
Alabama’s star wide receiver and recent Heisman trophy winner DeVonta Smith put in another unbelievable performance and he only needed one half of football to do it. Before leaving the game at halftime with an injured finger, Smith caught 12 passes for 215 yards and three touchdowns.
Football fans can expect Alabama’s dominance to continue next year and beyond and are clearly witnessing the greatest dynasty in the history of college football.