The Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the Oregon Ducks in the first ever NCAA Football Playoff Championship game by a score of 42-20. Ohio State controlled the game most of the way through despite turning the ball over 4 times on their way to a 6th national championship.
Perhaps overshadowing the game was the excessive advertising and commercialization of a sport that does not pay the talent. There were 6 advertisements before Ohio State even scored, and the game took over 4 hours to complete vs the ordinary NCAA football game which lasts slightly over 3 hours. This wasn't an overtime thriller that required such excessive length, it was due to the ridiculous amounts of advertising. With commercials fetching $1 million according to AdvertisingAge, it seems an unnecessarily greedy move by ESPN and the NCAA.