The memory of Crimson Tide teams 2016 and 2018 remain for teams that were almost the best ever but didn’t finish the job.
Alabama and Ohio State did their final COVID-19 testing on Friday and the results that came back ensured the game will be played as scheduled, according to sources.
Monday's national title game is a go: https://t.co/Mu4SnBWjuU
— John Talty (@JTalty) January 8, 2021
Ohio State has been at least a 6-point underdog in three games during the CFP era. They are undefeated in those games:
+9 vs Alabama, W 42-35 (2015)
+6 vs Oregon, W 42-20 (2015)
+7 vs Clemson, W 49-28 (2020)
Ohio State is an 8-point underdog against Alabama on Monday 👀 pic.twitter.com/R33lgSzCkM
— Barstool OSU (@BarstoolOSU) January 7, 2021