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Ohio State football season ends in loss to Alabama

Resilient Buckeyes fall one game short

A season that presented historic challenges to Ohio State Buckeyes ended in a 52-24 loss in the College Football Playoff National Championship game against a record-breaking Alabama team.

The 7-1 Big Ten Champions persevered through a season that was canceled, revived and played in fits and starts. Three games were called off due to COVID-19 concerns, the team often played shorthanded and even head coach Ryan Day missed a win over Michigan State following a positive test.

President Kristina M. Johnson, who supported the decision to play a Big Ten season, congratulated the Buckeyes.

“A remarkable football season came to an end in the #NationalChampionship game. I am so proud of @OhioStateFB,” Johnson wrote on her social media account. “Buckeye Nation is resilient, and I know we all can’t wait for next fall!”

Despite the loss, the Buckeyes finished the regular season undefeated, won a fourth straight Big Ten Championship and defeated Clemson 49-28 in the Sugar Bowl.

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