Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State
His 85-yard touchdown run gave the Buckeyes the cushion they needed. The sophomore finished with 230 yards on 20 carries with two scores.
By the numbers
12 Years since a Big Ten team (Ohio State) won a national championship.
7 Years since a Big Ten team (Ohio State) played for a national championship.
9 Years since an SEC team didn't play for a national championship (Texas-Southern California).
8-2 Urban Meyer's record coaching in bowl games.