There was plenty of doubt cast upon Ohio State and its chances of defeating Clemson in the Sugar Bowl.

Well, the Buckeyes shut down any doubters with a dominant performance against the Tigers as they avenged their loss in last year’s College Football Playoff semifinal. As Ohio State prepares for the National Championship Game and Alabama, its fans and alumni such as Eddie George are feeling good about the Buckeyes’ chances.

George echoed his confidence recently on the Midday 180 podcast, noting that if his Buckeye squad replicates that Clemson performance, Alabama may have a tough time keeping up.

“Kudos to Justin Fields,” George said, via 247Sports. “Just the way that he came back from the injury to the ribs — I thought for sure that it would affect his game thereafter. I thought short passes, run game, hold on. But they remained very aggressive in their play-calling. He was still able to throw the ball deep. I don’t know where his health is now, but that version of Ohio State — I don’t see anyone in the nation that can play with them, including Alabama.”

Fields was part of an all-around strong performance from Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl. He threw for 385 yards and six touchdowns. Meanwhile, Chris Olave caught to touchdown passes and Trey Sermon ran for 193 yards and a score. The Buckeyes defense also came through with two timely turnovers.

Meanwhile, the Crimson Tide enter riding high after a dominant performance against Notre Dame. Both squads are likely feeling confident, so we’ll see how that translates into Monday’s game.