Ohio State, Oregon Title Game Will Crown A ‘True Champion’

CBS Cleveland

DALLAS (AP) — Ohio State and Oregon will meet in a game that has never been played for a trophy that has never been raised.

The winner Monday night in North Texas can be called the truest champion in the history of major college football.

The first College Football Playoff national championship game matches the second-seeded Ducks and fourth-seeded Buckeyes at AT&T Stadium.

“It’s college football history,” Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said Sunday during a news conference with Oregon coach Mark Helfrich, with that new championship trophy sitting in between them.

The days of bowls, polls and the BCS having the final say about who is No. 1 are over. The playoff that fans wanted for so long — and finally got — will determine a single champion.

Oregon (13-1) and its Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Marcus Mariota are in search of the program’s first national title, the last remaining…

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