Your Five Things For January 13th: Ohio State Rules The College Football World
1. Ohio State Tops Oregon In First Ever College Football Playoff
Last night, the Ohio State Buckeyes topped the Oregon Ducks to win the National Championship. Ohio State jumped out early and often as Ohio State was able to control the tempo for most of the game. Ezekiel Elliot helped Ohio State gain the advantage as he ran 33 times for 336 yards and 4 touchdowns. Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota played well going 24/37 for 333 yards and 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Check out more of the game here.
2. Pistons Top Toronto
The Pistons are still hot, topping the Raptors 114-111 in Toronto. Brandon Jennings lead the way with 34 points and he came up with the game winning steal. The Pistons though started off slow, like many times this season and was down 60-48 at halftime and score 30+ points in the 3rd and 4th quarters. The Pistons will be back in action on Wednesday as they welcome the New Orleans Pelicans.
3. John Fox Out In Denver
After a playoff loss to Indianapolis, the Denver Broncos and head coach John Fox have decided to mutually part ways. Fox has the best winning percentage as a coach in Denver Broncos football history. He has gone 13-3, 13-3 and 12-4 in 3 seasons with the Broncos with 1 trip to the Super Bowl. Read more about Fox and the Broncos here.
4. Peyton Manning Has Been Hurt For About A Month
Peyton Manning has not been himself lately and it makes sense why not. It has been reported that Manning has had a torn quad for the past month and has played through it. Manning and the Broncos were ousted by the Indianapolis Colts in the divisional round of the playoffs. Read more about the injury here.
5. Bills Hire Ryan
The Buffalo Bills will welcome and announce Rex Ryan as the new coach on Wednesday. Ryan who was fired from the New York Jets will move up state to work with the Bills. He will be staying in the same division as he moves teams. Read more about the Ryan hire and where some of the assistants might end up.