Football fans can watch the Allstate Sugar Bowl live online and see whether Alabama or Ohio State will punch their ticket to the first ever National Championship in the new College Football Playoff era.
To make the stakes even higher, the Sugar Bowl features two of college football’s most revered programs and two of the biggest coaches — Alabama’s Nick Saban and Ohio State’s Urban Meyer.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl kicks off Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.
Fans who watch the Sugar Bowl live online will see two teams with a lot at stake. For Alabama, the Sugar Bowl represents a chance to advance toward the program’s fourth national title in the last six years. Ohio State wasn’t even in the College Football Playoff until the final week, when a 59-0 drubbing of Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game propelled them to the No. 4 ranking and a matchup with the Crimson Tide.
If Ohio State does win to advance to the national championship game, it will be third-string quarterback Cardale Jones leading the way.
Jones, who is making his second career start in the Sugar Bowl, said he believes he can run the offense as well as Braxton Miller, who was tabbed as the starter for this year but hurt his shoulder in August and missed the entire season.
“There’s no limitation on offense when I’m in as far as ‘We can’t do this, we can’t run this,'” Jones said. “It’s the same as Braxton had with freedom.”
Though Alabama comes into the game as 10-point favorites, the Buckeyes believe they match up man-for-man against the Crimson Tide.
“We have talent and they have talent. It’s an even talent battle,” Ohio State defensive tackle Michael Bennett said this week. “It doesn’t come down to who has faster guys. We have just as many 4.3 guys as they do. It doesn’t come down to who’s got stronger guys. We have just as many 600-pound bench pressers as they do. Whoever comes to play Thursday will win this game.”
Fans who want to watch the Sugar Bowl live online can find streaming video of Ohio State vs. Alabama by clicking here.