Jan 12, 2021 - Sports

Alabama defeats Ohio State to win the National Championship

DeVonta Smith, of the Alabama Crimson Tide, during the second quarter of the College Football Playoff National Championship game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Hard Rock Stadium
DeVonta Smith, #6 of the Alabama Crimson Tide, rushes for a touchdown during the second quarter of the College Football Playoff National Championship game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, on Monday. Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

DeVonta Smith scored three touchdowns to help top-ranked Alabama beat No. 3 Ohio State 52-24 to win the national championship on Monday night.

The big picture: It's the sixth championship for Alabama under coach Nick Saban and the cap to a tumultuous college season that saw dozens of games canceled due to the pandemic.

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