11 Oklahoma (10-2) vs. 3 Alabama (11-1)
All time: Oklahoma 2-1-1
Last meeting: (2003) 20-13 Oklahoma Wins
In a matchup of At Large BCS opponents the Sugar bowl will have two of the most storied programs face off in New Orleans. For yet another year Bob Stoops has gotten his Sooners to double digit wins and to a BCS bowl. Oklahoma was able to get here with an upset over little brother Oklahoma State. Led by Blake Bell the Sooner Offense has not been the well-oiled machine it has been in past years but has been able to outclass most opponents. WRs Jalen Saunders and Sterling Shepard will have their work cut out for them against this Bama secondary. Alabama is coming off one of the most devastating losses in college football history to hated Rival Auburn in the Iron Bowl. This Alabama team will be salty after that game. In AJ McCarron’s last game he will look to show the NFL scouts that he is capable of leading a franchise. After weeks of speculation it appears as if Nick Saban will stay in Tuscaloosa for the fore see able future. After the debacle in 2008 against Utah you would think that Nick will have his team focused and ready to beat the Sooners
Oklahoma Player to watch: Blake Bell. This game is all predicated on Blake Bell being a competent QB if he can play like he did on that last drive against OK State this might actually be a game. If not this could get ugly quick.
Alabama Player to watch: Deion Blue. Oklahoma does have a very good WR corp. It will be up to Blue to shut down his man. The Bama secondary is the only area of weakness and Blue must play to his potential if he wants the Tide to roll.
Prediction: Bama is not happy they have had a month to fume about the Iron Bowl loss and have only had each other to beat up on. They should be frothing at the mouth to not only avenge the Iron Bowl loss but to show the country that they are the best team in the country. Oklahoma has great athletes on the Offensive side of the ball and might be able to attack the soft Tide secondary. They must get a great performance from Bell if they hope to stay in this one. Unfortunately I don’t think Blake Bell has the ability to make the plays against this Tide defense.