There couldn’t have been many people that thought the Sugar Bowl would end the way it did. In a stunning upset Oklahoma beat two time national Champion Alabama 45-31. Many thought Alabama was out to prove they still belonged in the National Championship game despite losing to Auburn at the end of the year. Turns out the ranking system got it right.

Sooner freshman quarterback, Trevor Knight had the game of his college career throwing to 348 yards and four touchdowns. Knight had only completed 47 passes all year.

Going into the game Alabama was favored by 16 points and Heisman Trophy runner-up A.J. McCarron, the Tides quarterback, played well passing for 387 yards and two touchdowns but his two interceptions hurt leading to 14 points for Oklahoma.

Alabama took the opening kickoff and scored their first touchdown in four plays and it looked like the romp was on but Oklahoma intercepted McCarron two series later then the offense scored on the next play tying the score at 7. Along with McCarron’s two interceptions the Crimson Tide lost three fumbles.

Oklahoma led at halftime 31-17 but failed to score in the third quarter. Alabama scored a touchdown in the third and pulled within 7 but the Sooner’s came back with 14 point in the fourth quarter to put the game away