Ohio State fell behind 7-0 early on vs. Alabama but responded with a beautiful touchdown drive to tie things up.

That response was made possible by this amazing one-handed catch over the middle by Jeremy Ruckert.

A few plays later, Master Teague rounded the corner to tie it up at 7-7.

This was a much-needed response after the game’s opening minutes did not go as planned.

Starting running back Trey Sermon is out with an apparent collarbone injury that he sustained on the first play of the game. Sermon has dominated the last two weeks, rushing for a combined 524 yards in the Big Ten Championship Game and the Sugar Bowl while Teague was out with an injury.

Ohio State is missing several key starters, including two along the defensive line its starting kicker.

The Buckeyes closed as 9.5-point underdogs after news broke of those starters not being able to play. Alabama was roughly an 8-point favorite for most of the week.