The 2014 Sugar Bowl was one for the ages.
The semi-final game of the first college football playoff had several momentum swings during the 60 minutes of play, but Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer couldn’t have drawn up a better ending. Time expired as Alabama quarterback Blake Sims tossed a final hail mary, but the Buckeye’s Tyvis Powell came down with it in the end zone.
After the game, ESPN caught up with coach Meyer to discuss his team’s miraculous 42-35 win, and the former talking head played the whole thing very cool.
“We’re good enough.”
Meyer’s squad was a serious underdog going into the Sugar Bowl, and outstanding play from quarterback Cardale Jones and running back Ezekiel Elliot contributed heavily to the upset. Jones was impressive in only his second career start, and Elliot — who rushed for 230 yards and two touchdowns — was named the Sugar Bowl’s offensive MVP and looked to be having a great time at the post-game trophy ceremony.
Ohio State will take on Oregon on January 12 in the College Football National Championship game.