Scarlet Sunrise: Which Buckeyes graded as champions in Sugar Bowl win?

Scarlet Sunrise: Which Buckeyes graded as champions in Sugar Bowl win?

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Tyreke Smith 6 by Birm-Lettermen Row
Ohio State defensive end Tyreke Smith has a chance to be a dominant player for the Buckeyes this fall. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Which Buckeyes graded as champions in Sugar Bowl win?

Ohio State used a dominant defensive performance and an offensive outburst to demolish Clemson in the Sugar Bowl semifinal and advance to the national title game, where the Buckeyes will face off against Alabama.

But before the focus can entirely turn toward the Crimson Tide and an attempt to capture Ohio State’s second College Football Playoff national title, the program had to reveal who graded as champions in the Sugar Bowl. The list can be found below:

Defensive champions: CB Sevyn Banks, CB Shaun Wade, S Josh Proctor, S Lathan Ransom, CB Marcus Williamson, LB Justin Hilliard, LB Tuf Boland, LB Pete Werner

Defensive players of the game: DT Haskell Garrett, DT Tommy Togiai, DE Tyreke Smith, DE Jonathon Cooper

Offensive champions: TE Luke Farrell, TE Jeremy Ruckert, WR Chris Olave, WR Garrett Wilson, WR Jameson Williams, LT Thayer Munford, LG Matthew Jones, C Josh Myers, RG Wyatt Davis, RT Nicholas Petit-Frere

Offensive players of the game: QB Justin Fields and RB Trey Sermon

Special teams players of the game: CB Marcus Williamson and WR Jameson Williams

Lettermen Live hosted by Roosters

Ohio State is officially in the national title game after a domination of Clemson in the semifinal. And Lettermen Live is back at Roosters on Olentangy River Road in Columbus to break down the semifinal win and begin to look ahead at Alabama.

On this week’s episode of Lettermen Live, Lettermen Row senior writer Austin Ward is joined by former Ohio State quarterbacks Craig Krenzel and Justin Zwick, former defensive linemen Doug Worthington and Michael Bennett and former linebacker Anthony Schlegel.

The crew is also joined by Nicole Cox from Roosters as they gave insight into the win in New Orleans and how the Buckeyes can find a way to take down Alabama for a national title.

Don’t miss the latest Lettermen Live at Roosters on Olentangy River Road in Columbus.

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Ryan Day, Buckeyes meet with media ahead of title game

Ohio State coach Ryan Day, running back Trey Sermon and linebacker Tuf Borland met with media Monday afternoon for their first press conference ahead of the national title game next Monday.

The full video can be found below.

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And after the press conference with the Buckeyes, Lettermen Row’s Austin Ward, Jeremy Birmingham and Spencer Holbrook break down what they heard from the media session, including the status of Justin Fields after Ryan Day said he expects Fields to play against Alabama next week. It’s Championship Drive, and it’s all presented by Byers Auto!

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Lettermen Row will be on site in South Florida this weekend for comprehensive coverage of the national title matchup between the Buckeyes and Crimson Tide. Follow along on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for experienced Ohio State coverage.

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