Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith is going to cause lifelong nightmares for Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade. After having made history early in the national championship game Monday night, the Alabama receiver just continued to destroy Wade and the Buckeyes throughout the rest of the first half.
When the Wade experiment failed, Ohio State figured it made sense to put linebacker Tuf Borland on Smith. Yeah, that did not go exceedingly well.
This represented the third first-half touchdown for Smith as his Crimson Tide were rolling an Ohio State team coming off an upset win over the Clemson Tigers.
The Heisman winner dominated in the semifinals against Notre Dame and appears to be back at it again Monday night. It really is something to behold. The pure brilliance in every aspect of his game. The hands. The explosiveness. The route-running. Smith is going to be a force in the NFL for years to come.
Obviously, those watching Smith’s performance for Alabama in the first half on Monday night had their reactions.
Total Yards:— PFF College (@PFF_College) January 12, 2021
– DeVonta Smith: 215
– Ohio State: 186 pic.twitter.com/hdsWYpxFzH
Should’ve doubled Devonta Smith like a quarter ago ♂️ defensive game plan— Damien Woody (@damienwoody) January 12, 2021
Devonta Smith tonight pic.twitter.com/KnlrDbXHMS— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 12, 2021
Eagles fans: "Let's draft DeVonta Smith 6th overall."— FanDuel (@FanDuel) January 12, 2021
me on the sideline after DeVonta Smith burned me for 3 TDs in a half pic.twitter.com/PQt0OobEKO— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) January 12, 2021
Buckeye defense covering DeVonta Smith this half. pic.twitter.com/jzqIZEaGxr— theScore (@theScore) January 12, 2021
49 seconds might be enough time for DeVonta Smith to score twice again.— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) January 12, 2021
*DeVonta Smith lines up*— PFF College (@PFF_College) January 12, 2021
Every time a play is called for DeVonta Smith pic.twitter.com/U7uTAxoXut— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) January 12, 2021
Seriously, if DeVonta Smith can stay healthy, he has the tangibles and intangibles to be Jerry Rice.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) January 12, 2021