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Buckeyes' Elliott and his linemen star with title on line

1 year 10 months 4 weeks ago January 12, 2015 Jan 12, 2015 Monday, January 12 2015 January 12, 2015 10:32 PM in Sports
Source: AP Sports Writer
By: RUSTY MILLER

ARLINGTON, Texas - If anybody's looking for an early Heisman Trophy favorite for next season, look no further than Zeke.

Tailback Ezekiel Elliott, known as Zeke to his teammates, had 246 yards on 36 carries and scored four touchdowns. And the "slobs" - the offensive linemen's both affectionate and accurate name for themselves - dominated up front as the Buckeyes ran over Oregon 42-20 on Monday night to capture the national championship.

Elliott piled up an incredible 696 yards in his last three games against defenses representing three of the best teams in the land.

And the line - with four of five new starters at the outset of the season - created big holes for Elliott and bought time for quarterback Cardale Jones to find receivers.

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