Before the national championship game begins, I'm popping in here with a quick prediction.
MSU played both of these teams, and though it's a close call, the Ohio State Buckeyes impressed me more than Oregon. So, with some hesitation, I'm picking the Buckeyes to beat the Ducks in a close game. Let's call it: Ohio State 41, Oregon 37.
Even with Cardale Jones at quarterback, who quite frankly has not been much of a drop-off from J.T. Barrett, I like OSU. They have the athletes to hang with Oregon's up tempo offense.
Now, this isn't to say Oregon has no shot. Far from it. Mariota is the best,most dynamic quarterback I've seen this year. He was much deserving of the Heisman. If he goes off, look out Buckeyes.