DeVonta Smith, Mac Jones shatter College Football Playoff records, help Alabama set team marks in national title game

All season long, the Alabama Crimson Tide’s offense gashed opponents and led the highlight reels.

Their top wide receiver, DeVonta Smith, won the Heisman Trophy — and played like he still had something to prove. Mac Jones, in his first full season starting under center, played his way into being a potential first-round NFL draft pick and was a fellow Heisman finalist. Najee Harris somehow finished fifth in the Heisman race, but cemented himself as the latest elite Alabama running back. The offensive line was a Joe Moore Award Finalist, given to the nation’s top unit.

The man responsible for the attack, offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, was rewarded by being named head coach of the Texas Longhorns earlier this month.

Alabama wide receiver Slade Bolden celebrates with quarterback Mac Jones after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter of the national title game against Ohio State. (Photo: Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports)

So it was of little surprise that it was this collection of players that rewrote a litany of College Football Playoff and CFP national championship game records in Alabama’s 52-24 victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes on Monday.

College Football Playoff records set by Alabama 

  • Most points scored by a team in the title game (52) 
  • Most points scored in first half of the title game (35)
  • Most passing yards in one half (Jones, 343)
  • Most passing yards in title game (Jones, 464)
  • Most receptions in title game (Smith, 12) 
  • Receiving touchdowns in title game (Smith, 3)

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