I really have no idea how this game would turn out. It depends on which version of each team shows up. Will it be the Ohio State team that played Penn State and Va Tech, or the Buckeyes from the rest of the season? Will it be the Alabama team that played Ole Miss and Arkansas, or the Bama team that played A&M and others.
While our running game is strong, it's not QUITE as scary as it has been in years past. Cooper has really changed that dynamic, and we sure throw the ball a lot more than I'm used to. He is a legitimate deep threat, at all times, and really has to give a DC fits when scheming against a run happy team like Alabama.
Ohio State... if ANY ONE says their offense isn't scary, then they're lying, or they've not watched a Buckeye game. Even with less-than-stellar (being nice here) play calling on offense, tOSU still lights most defenses up. While the Big10 is in a bit of a downturn, overall, it's not Big12 or Pac12 defenses the Buckeyes are lighting up.
JT is elusive enough to cause issues, but you can't just load the box and try to contain him, because he's a rather gifted passer, much better than Nick Marshall of Auburn.
It'd be a hell of a game, if the good version of each shows up. Two of the best coaches in the game, incredibly talented athletes on both sides. I'd love to see it!