CLEVELAND- The Ohio State Buckeyes won the first College Football Playoff National Championship and have the Sports Illustrated cover to go with it.
On Tuesday, Sports Illustrated released this week’s cover, featuring Ezekiel Elliott jumping over two Oregon Ducks players. The words “The Ezekiel Elliott! The Ohio State University! The National Champs!” are printed across the page.
Elliott, a sophomore, rushed for 246 yards and four touchdowns in OSU’s 42-20 over the Ducks. Head coach Urban Meyer called it a “monster” performance by the running back.
Ohio State was the fourth seed under the new playoff system and beat Alabama 42-35 to play in the national championship.
Fox 8’s PJ Ziegler will be live from Columbus during Fox 8 News at 4.