Alabama’s high-flying offense, led by three Heisman Trophy contenders, was clicking early and often in the National Championship Game.

Entering Monday’s game, many were wondering if Ohio State was up to the challenge after giving Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence plenty of problems in the Sugar Bowl. Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, the Crimson Tide offense proved to be an entirely different animal.

Led by QB Mac Jones, RB Najee Harris, and Heisman-winning WR DeVonta Smith, Alabama’s offense had seven possessions in the first half Monday night. Remarkably, five of those possessions ended in touchdowns – including three to Smith – as the Tide scored 35 first-half points.

In the end, Alabama rolled to a 52-point outburst, even with Smith missing much of the second half with a hand injury. The Crimson Tide also finished with a whopping 621 yards of total offense while dominating time of possession.

After the game, a handful of Ohio State defenders addressed the media to discuss the outcome. While they gave a lot of credit to Alabama, there was also a sense of frustration due to not playing to the traditional standard of Buckeye excellence: