Sugar Bowl Upset Sends ‘Tide’ Rolling
Not many people saw this one coming. No, 11 Oklahoma really wasn’t given much of a chance against the Crimson Tide of Alabama last night in the Sugar Bowl. But when all was said and done, Oklahoma had a 45-31 win over the two-time defending champion, Alabama.
Trevor Knight, the Oklahoma quarterback, sparked the underdog Oklahoma Sooners with 348 yards passing and four touchdowns. The difference came late in the first half with the teams tied at 17, when Oklahoma put together two touchdowns in the final minutes to break the game open.
The Oklahoma defense was spectacular, forcing five turnovers and they added seven sacks to keep Alabama’s offense on it’s heels. It was the first time in four years that Alabama had lost consecutive games.
With the national championship game between Florida State and Auburn, it is hard to even guess what might happen. Than is what makes the bowl games so special!