The Nick Saban Era is still alive and well at Alabama, just ask Ohio State about that.

Entering Monday’s game, Saban was seeking his seventh national title as a head coach and his sixth since taking over at Alabama in 2007. His other championship came at LSU in 2003.

Unfortunately for Ryan Day and the Buckeyes, the story Monday evening was Alabama’s DeVonta Smith. Despite missing much of the second half with an injury, Smith racked up over 200 receiving yards in just the first half alone and secured a trio of touchdowns in the 52-point outburst by the Crimson Tide.

In the end, Alabama cruised to the finish line as Ohio State struggled to keep consistent drives rolling. It gave Saban his seventh national championship as a head coach, breaking his tie with legendary head coach Bear Bryant:

All six of Bryant’s national championships came with the Crimson Tide, so Saban will still need one more in Tuscaloosa to stand alone on the school’s all-time list. At his current pace, Saban should have another title by 2023.