Friday January 2nd, 2015

Ohio State wide receiver Michael Thomas made a tough 13-yard touchdown catch with 12 seconds remaining in the second quarter of the Sugar Bowl on a pass by fellow receiver Evan Spencer. The score cut Alabama's lead to 21-20 at halftime.

The trick play occurred after quarterback Cardale Jones handed off to running back Jalin Marshall, who then tossed it to Spencer, who found Thomas in the end zone.

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The play was reviewed by the referees to see if Thomas' foot was inbounds, and the catch stood.

It was Thomas' ninth touchdown catch of the season. 

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The winner of Ohio State-Alabama will play Oregon in the national championship game on Jan. 12.

- Molly Geary

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