Ohio State Buckeyes running back Jalin Marshall (17) goes up in the air to make a catch against Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Jarrick Williams (20) during the 2nd quarter of the Allstate Sugar Bowl college football Playoff Semifinal game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 1, 2015.  (Dispatch photo by Kyle Robertson)
Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) runs a touchdown past Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Cyrus Jones (5) during the fourth quarter in the 2015 Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Jalin Marshall (17) reacts during the fourth quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2015 Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones (12) throws a pass against Alabama Crimson Tide defense during the 2nd quarter of the Allstate Sugar Bowl college football Playoff Semifinal game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 1, 2015.  (Dispatch photo by Kyle Robertson)
Alabama Crimson Tide running back T.J. Yeldon (4) celebrates his touchdown run against Ohio State Buckeyes during the 2nd quarter of the Allstate Sugar Bowl college football Playoff Semifinal game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 1, 2015.  (Dispatch photo by Kyle Robertson)
Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Darron Lee (43) comes up with a tackle of Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver DeAndrew White (2) during the 2nd quarter of the Allstate Sugar Bowl college football Playoff Semifinal game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 1, 2015.  (Dispatch photo by Kyle Robertson)
Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones (12) gets the ball past Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Nick Perry (27) during the 2nd quarter of the Allstate Sugar Bowl college football Playoff Semifinal game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 1, 2015.  (Dispatch photo by Kyle Robertson)
Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones (12) heads to the sideline after throwing an interception against Alabama Crimson Tide during the 2nd quarter of the Allstate Sugar Bowl college football Playoff Semifinal game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 1, 2015.  (Dispatch photo by Kyle Robertson)
Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA;  Ohio State Buckeyes safety Tyvis Powell (23) returns the interception of this Hail Mary pass against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the fourth quarter of the 2015 Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Ohio State Buckeyes beat the against the Alabama Crimson Tide, 42-35. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
Ohio State Buckeyes defensive lineman Joey Bosa (97) tries to sack Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Blake Sims (6) during the 2nd quarter of the Allstate Sugar Bowl college football Playoff Semifinal game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 1, 2015.  (Dispatch photo by Kyle Robertson)
Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes safety Tyvis Powell (23) runs the ball after intercepting a hail mary pass during the fourth quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2015 Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Ohio State defeated Alabama 42-35. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) scores a rushing touchdown against Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Trey DePriest (33) during the 2nd quarter of the Allstate Sugar Bowl college football Playoff Semifinal game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 1, 2015.  (Dispatch photo by Kyle Robertson)
Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer reacts at the trophy ceremony after the 2015 Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Ohio State defeated Alabama 42-35. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Michael Thomas (3) makes a touchdown catch against Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Cyrus Jones (5) during the 2nd quarter of the Allstate Sugar Bowl college football Playoff Semifinal game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 1, 2015.  (Dispatch photo by Kyle Robertson)
Ohio State 42, Alabama 35
Ohio State 42, Alabama 35
Ohio State 42, Alabama 35
Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer, right, hoists the Sugar Bowl trophy with players following the 2015 Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Ohio State Buckeyes beat the against the Alabama Crimson Tide, 42-35. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer, right, helps his players hoist the Sugar Bowl trophy following the 2015 Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Ohio State Buckeyes beat the against the Alabama Crimson Tide, 42-35. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) and head coach Urban Meyer are presented the trophy after the 2015 Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Ohio State defeated Alabama 42-35. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes mascot poses with the trophy after the 2015 Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Ohio State defeated Alabama 42-35. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge (53) and Adolphus Washington (92) leaves the field following the 2015 Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Ohio State Buckeyes beat the against the Alabama Crimson Tide, 42-35. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Michael Thomas (3) and head coach Urban Meyer lift the trophy after the 2015 Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Ohio State defeated Alabama 42-35. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Evan Spencer (6) and his teammates react after the 2015 Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Ohio State defeated Alabama 42-35. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) celebrates his touchdown run against Alabama Crimson Tide during the 2nd quarter of the Allstate Sugar Bowl college football Playoff Semifinal game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 1, 2015.  (Dispatch photo by Kyle Robertson)
Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Corey Smith (84) makes a diving tackle of Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Christion Jones (22) on a kickoff during the 2nd quarter of the Allstate Sugar Bowl college football Playoff Semifinal game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 1, 2015.  (Dispatch photo by Kyle Robertson)
Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) runs a touchdown during the fourth quarter in the 2015 Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes defensive back Vonn Bell (11) intercepts this pass in front of Alabama Crimson Tide tight end O.J. Howard (88) in the fourth quarter of the 2015 Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
Ohio State raising semifinal trophy.
Ohio State 42, Alabama 35
Ohio State 42, Alabama 35
Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) holds up his most outstanding player trophy after the 2015 Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Ohio State defeated Alabama 42-35. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes players and coaches pose for a photo after the 2015 Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Ohio State defeated Alabama 42-35. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer and Ohio State Buckeyes safety Khaleed Franklin (3) react after the 2015 Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Ohio State defeated Alabama 42-35. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes offensive MVP running back Ezekiel Elliott (left) celebrates after the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2015 Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Buckeyes beat the Crimson Tide 42-35. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes  players celebrate following the 2015 Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Ohio State Buckeyes beat the against the Alabama Crimson Tide, 42-35. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Darron Lee (43) and wide receiver Michael Thomas (3) ride off the field with their trophies after the 2015 Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Ohio State defeated Alabama 42-35. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Ohio State 42, Alabama 35
Ohio State 42, Alabama 35
Ohio State 42, Alabama 35
Ohio State 42, Alabama 35
Ohio State 42, Alabama 35
Buckeyes continue to celebrate their 2015 Sugar Bowl Championship in the locker room.
Buckeyes continue to celebrate their 2015 Sugar Bowl Championship in the locker room.
Buckeyes continue to celebrate their 2015 Sugar Bowl Championship in the locker room.
Buckeyes continue to celebrate their 2015 Sugar Bowl Championship in the locker room.
Buckeyes continue to celebrate their 2015 Sugar Bowl Championship in the locker room.
Buckeyes continue to celebrate their 2015 Sugar Bowl Championship in the locker room.
Ohio State Buckeyes safety Tyvis Powell (23), Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones (12) and Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) in the locker room after beating  Alabama Crimson Tide 42-35 in the Allstate Sugar Bowl college football Playoff Semifinal game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 1, 2015.  (Dispatch photo by Kyle Robertson)
Buckeyes continue to celebrate their 2015 Sugar Bowl Championship in the locker room.
Buckeyes continue to celebrate their 2015 Sugar Bowl Championship in the locker room.
Buckeyes continue to celebrate their 2015 Sugar Bowl Championship in the locker room.
Buckeyes continue to celebrate their 2015 Sugar Bowl Championship in the locker room.
Buckeyes continue to celebrate their 2015 Sugar Bowl Championship in the locker room.