This wasn’t how Ohio State envisioned it would end.

Heading into Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game, the Buckeyes believed they had a chance to take down top-ranked Alabama and win their second title of the Playoff era. And while Ohio State put up a strong fight early in the game, the Crimson Tide were too strong for Ryan Day and company.

Alabama cruised to a 52-24 win in the championship game, giving Nick Saban his seventh title as a college football head coach. Ohio State had no answer for the Crimson Tide’s offensive talent, including QB Mac Jones, RB Najee Harris and WR and Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith.

It wasn’t just the defense that struggled, though. Ohio State’s offense failed to take advantage of opportunities, and was stuffed time and again by one of the toughest defenses it faced all season long.

After the game, Ohio State’s offensive players met with the media to talk about the game. Interviews were with a handful of offensive players, including QB Justin Fields, TE Jeremy Ruckert and WR Chris Olave. Here’s what they said: