The Ohio State Buckeyes proved that they belong in the College Football Playoff with a 49-28 shellacking against the No. 3 Clemson Tigers in the Sugar Bowl. Quarterback Justin Fields ascended to another level in that game and was a big reason why the Buckeyes will face the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP Championship game.
Fields suffered a right torso injury in the Sugar Bowl that he was able to play through. For any Buckeye fans sweating the injury, worry no more: QB1 is suiting up in the championship game.
Fields looked to be in pain after taking the hit in the second quarter, but with the help of the medical staff and over a week to recover, the quarterback should be in good shape when he takes the field next Monday.
Fields put on a monster performance in the Sugar Bowl despite his injury, throwing for 385 yards and 6 touchdowns while adding 42 yards on the ground. He outplayed likely No. 1 pick Trevor Lawrence, and it's helped his own draft stock soar.
Ohio State is being disrespected in their odds against Alabama, coming into the game as 7.5-point underdogs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's CFP betting odds. The Buckeyes will look to prove the doubters wrong once again in the championship.
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