Scouts from all 32 NFL teams are likely to be in attendance as the fourth-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes take on the second-seeded Oregon Ducks in the 2015 College Football Playoffs National Championship game at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12. Oregon is led by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Marcus Mariota, and Ohio State has an interesting and never-before accomplished stat in their cross-hairs; a win over Mariota's Ducks would make them the first school to ever defeat all three top vote-getters for the Heisman Trophy is one season. They topped Melvin Gordon's Wisconsin Badgers and Amari Cooper's Alabama Crimson Tide so far this year.
The Steelers are a good bet to draft an Ohio State player every year. Two of the team’s last four first round picks – defensive end Cameron Heyward and linebacker Ryan Shazier are Buckeyes, so perhaps Pittsburgh has an eye on a few players in this game.
It's been a long time coming since fans have wanted a playoff system to determine the national championship, and starting at 8:30 p.m. ET tonight, they'll finally have it.
Here are all the viewing details for the first-ever major college football tournament championship game.
Teams: No. 2-seeded Oregon vs. No. 4-seeded Ohio State
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Date: Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
Location: AT&T Stadium, Dallas
How the Buckeyes got there: Big 10 Championship, defeated top-seeded Alabama 42-35 in semifinals.
How the Ducks got there: PAC-12 Champions, defeated Florida State 59-20 in semifinals.
What's at stake: The winner is the first ever College Football Playoffs champion, and perhaps the truest major college football champion of any season.
TV Schedule: ESPN - Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Troy Kirk Herbstreit (color)
Online streaming: None available
Odds: Oregon -7
Weather: 71 degrees, no wind or rain (dome)