Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • ALA407
    • 537OSU
  • Turnovers

    • ALA3
    • 2OSU
  • Possession

    ALAOSU
    31:1928:41
  • 1st Downs

    • ALA21
    • 23OSU

Game Information

Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Coverage: ESPN
  • New Orleans, LA 70112
Attendance: 74,682
1/2/2015 Associated Press

Buckeyes upset No. 1 Bama in Sugar Bowl

Cardale Jones came through again at the Sugar Bowl in his second career start and Ezekiel Elliott ran for 230 yards, leading Ohio State to a 42-35 upset of top-ranked Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinal Thursday night.

Scoring Summary

1234T
Alabama1477735
Ohio State61414842
first QuarterALAOSU
FG
11:32
Sean Nuernberger 22 Yd Field Goal
10 plays, 80 yards, 2:26
03
play
1Q OSU Sean Nuernberger 22 Yd Field Goal (0:20)

Sean Nuernberger 22 yd FG GOOD (0:20)

TD
9:25
Derrick Henry 25 Yd Run (Adam Griffith Kick)
2 plays, 33 yards, 0:28
73
play
Henry Gives Alabama The Lead (0:37)

Alabama running back Derrick Henry ran for a 25-yard touchdown to put the Crimson Tide up 7-3 over Ohio State. (0:37)

FG
5:17
Sean Nuernberger 21 Yd Field Goal
11 plays, 71 yards, 4:08
76
play
1Q OSU S. Nuernberger 21 yd FG GOOD (0:15)

Sean Nuernberger 21 yd FG GOOD (0:15)

TD
2:06
Amari Cooper 15 Yd pass from Blake Sims (Adam Griffith Kick)
8 plays, 79 yards, 3:11
146
play
Cooper Catches TD Pass From Sims (0:33)

Alabama quarterback Blake Sims threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Amari Cooper to put the Tide up 14-6. (0:33)

second QuarterALAOSU
TD
8:07
T.J. Yeldon 2 Yd Run (Adam Griffith Kick)
5 plays, 15 yards, 2:02
216
play
2Q ALA T.J. Yeldon 2 Yd Run (Adam Griffith Kick) (0:34)

T.J. Yeldon run for 2 yds for a TD (0:34)

TD
2:55
Ezekiel Elliott 3 Yd Run (Sean Nuernberger Kick)
12 plays, 71 yards, 5:12
2113
play
2Q OSU E. Elliott run for 3 yds for a TD (0:33)

Ezekiel Elliott run for 3 yds for a TD (0:33)

TD
0:12
Michael Thomas 13 Yd pass from Evan Spencer (Sean Nuernberger Kick)
6 plays, 77 yards, 1:20
2120
play
2Q OSU E. Spencer pass,to M. Thomas for 13 yds for a TD (1:46)

Evan Spencer pass complete to Michael Thomas for 13 yds for a TD (1:46)

third QuarterALAOSU
TD
12:44
Devin Smith 47 Yd pass from Cardale Jones (Sean Nuernberger Kick)
6 plays, 75 yards, 2:16
2127
play
Ohio State Takes Lead (0:47)

Cardale Jones pass complete to Devin Smith for 47 yds for a TD (0:47)

TD
3:21
Steve Miller 41 Yd Interception Return (Sean Nuernberger Kick)
6 plays, 35 yards, 3:10
2134
play
Miller's Pick-Six Extends Ohio State's Lead (0:55)

Ohio State defensive lineman Steve Miller intercepted a pass from Alabama quarterback Blake Sims and returned it 41 yards to the house to give Ohio State a 34-21 lead. (0:55)

TD
1:01
Blake Sims 5 Yd Run (Adam Griffith Kick)
7 plays, 84 yards, 2:20
2834
play
3Q ALA B. Sims run for 5 yds for a TD, (A. Griffith KICK) (0:37)

Blake Sims run for 5 yds for a TD (0:37)

fourth QuarterALAOSU
TD
3:24
Ezekiel Elliott 85 Yd Run (Cardale Jones Pass to Michael Thomas for Two-Point Conversion)
4 plays, 95 yards, 2:00
2842
play
Elliott Rushes 85 Yards For TD (2:31)

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott ran 85 yards to the house to give the Buckeyes a 42-28 lead over Alabama. (2:31)

TD
1:59
Amari Cooper 6 Yd pass from Blake Sims (Adam Griffith Kick)
6 plays, 65 yards, 1:25
3542
play
4Q ALA B. Sims pass,to A. Cooper for 6 yds for a TD (0:34)

Blake Sims pass complete to Amari Cooper for 6 yds for a TD (0:34)

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