A look back at each game from this past Ohio State Buckeyes football season

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Jan 12, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones (12) jokes around with Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer during a press conference after beating the Oregon Ducks in the 2015 CFP National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

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Ohio State straight up dominated the Oregon Ducks in the Title game.

Originally, when the Buckeyes were announced as the fourth team in the Playoff, there were a lot of fans around the country who didn’t believe Ohio State had earned their place. Baylor and TCU had compelling arguments that they should have been in the playoff. The Buckeyes would go from getting no respect, to demanding respect, after their postseason run.

Oregon jumped out to an early 7-0 lead, but after that, it was all Ohio State. Ezekiel Elliott eventually answered with a 33-yard touchdown run to tie the game. Tight end Nick Vannett then caught a one-yard pass, Cardale Jones ran one yard for a touchdown, and the Buckeyes found themselves up 21-7. The Ducks were facing their largest deficit of the season.

Elliott would add three more touchdowns to the game to put icing on the cake.

Joey Bosa injured Heisman winner Marcus Mariota on a hit that was argued as late by Oregon faithful. Bosa drove Mariota into the ground after Marcus released a pass during the second half. He would sit out for one play and then re-entered the game.

Ohio State ended up winning the game 42-20, becoming National Champions for the eighth time in school history.

Reflecting back on the season, I would have never guessed that we’d end up on top. Especially not after Braxton Miller was injured. Especially not after we lost to Virginia Tech. Hope was even lost for me after Barrett injured his leg. But Cardale Jones continued the push, and became the third Buckeye quarterback to be in consideration for the Heisman this season.

“This will go down as one of the great stories in college football history,” coach Urban Meyer said.

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