Ezekiel Elliott's final TD for Ohio State tops Facebook during title game

Tuesday January 13th, 2015

Ezekiel Elliott's fourth touchdown of the night with 28 seconds remaining was the most social Facebook moment of the national championship game, Facebook data shows. 

Elliott's one-yard run sealed a 42-20 win for the Buckeyes over the Oregon Ducks and capped off a 246-yard rushing night for the running back. He would be named offensive MVP of the game. 

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His first touchdown of the night, a 33-yard first quarter run, tied the game at 7, and his nine-yard run in the third quarter gave OSU a 28-20 lead. Elliott was the most-talked about Ohio State player on Twitter during the game, followed by quarterback Cardale Jones and defensive lineman Joey Bosa.

For Oregon, the most-talked about players were quarterback Marcus Mariota, receiver Byron Marshall and receiver Keanon Lowe.

On Twitter, Elliott's final touchdown was the second-most talked about moment, topped by the actual end of the game. Over 4.4 million game-related global Tweets were sent on Monday night, while on Facebook, seven million people compiled more than 21 million Facebook interactions (posts, comments and likes) related to the game.

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Ohio was the state with the most Facebook interaction, while Oregon checked in at No. 5 (behind Florida, Texas and California, respectively). 

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