But the school has yet to win a national title.
Here’s a look at some of the numbers behind the big game:
Number of national titles won by Oregon
Number of career starts by Ohio State QB Cardale Jones
Number of interceptions thrown by star Oregon QB Marcus Mariota this season
Point spread favoring Oregon in the national title game, according to several sports books
Number of national titles won by Ohio State
Ohio State’s all-time record vs. Karageorge, a walk-on lineman, apparently committed suicide late in the season.
Lowest price for a ticket to the game, according to TiqIQ
Seating capacity at Autzen Stadium, home of the Ducks
Seating capacity at Ohio Stadium – aka the Horseshoe, home of the Buckeyes
Bonus Oregon coach Mark Helfrich can claim if he wins the national title, according to CBSSports.com
Approximately what ESPN pays per year for the rights to televise the College Football Playoff
2015 CBS Interactive Inc. Ducks. The new championship trophy was perched between them.
Oregon (13-1), led by Heisman winner Marcus Mariota, has been a perennial powerhouse over the past two decades with his high-octane offense and flashy uniforms. Ohio State (13-1) will turn once again to sophomore Cardale Jones after injuries sidelined its top two quarterbacks. All Rights Reserved. third-string gunslinger.. Tradition vs. Heisman trophy winner vs. Cutting-edge. The Buckeyes are gunning for their 8th national championship and the first under Meyer, who guided Florida to two national titles.
Oregon and Ohio State will square off Monday night in the first College Football Playoff national championship game.
“It’s college football history,” Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said Sunday in Dallas during a news conference with Oregon coach Mark Helfrich.
It’s Buckeyes vs. Oregon, including a win in the 2010 Rose Bowl
Current win streak by Oregon, all by double-digit margins, since losing to Arizona in October
Current win streak by Ohio State, since losing to Virginia Tech in September
Current NFL players who went to Oregon, according to ESPN
Current NFL players who went to Ohio State, according to ESPN
Number of touchdowns passes thrown by Mariota this season
Points per game scored by Ohio State this year
Points per game scored by Oregon this year
Jersey number to be worn by Ohio State senior defensive tackle and captain Michael Bennett in honor of Kosta Karageorge, who wore the number
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