#4 Ohio State (14-1) 42, vs. #2 Oregon (13-2) 20
Jan. 12, 2014
College Football Playoff National Championship
Arlington, Texas - AT&T Stadium
Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer
"We play football for a lot of reasons, for the great state of Ohio, we play for an incredible university, The Ohio State University, but most important we play for each other. This is one of the closest teams in football history.
"The chase is complete. These guys accepted their final mission and did it. It was our final mantra the past few weeks and I'm very grateful for the work these guys put in."
"And our defense. We slowed that guy down, and he's one of the best players in the country. We tackled well. This is a heck of a football team in scarlet and gray and I want to celebrate with the guys I love."
Ohio State Running Back Ezekiel Elliott
"This is a surreal moment. It's why we all came here. After all we went through, this is crazy. It doesn't feel real."
Ohio State Quarterback Cardale Jones
On the feeling of winning the championship:
"It's even better than I thought. It's an unreal feeling. The seniors never could win a bowl game in four years. This is for them."
"Even though I made some stupid turnovers, I knew I didn't have to do too much and just have faith in my teammates and faith in our defense."
On LeBron James' words to him:
"This is something for all of Cleveland to believe in and rally around."
Urban Meyer Press Conference 3/6/18