This ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL is the third of five BCS games to be played with this game taking place on Wednesday the 2nd of January 2014 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome (74,000) in New Orleans, Louisiana at 8:30 pm ET on ESPN with the Alabama CRIMSON TIDE (11-1, 7-1 SEC) playing the Oklahoma SOONERS (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) and they say the good news for the Sooners is that Alabama lost its last trip to Sugar Bowl to Utah 31-17, and the bad news is that was the only loss Coach Saban has with the Tide and their Bowl games and all the rest they dominated the games they won. But still this is a matchup of two of college football’s most recognized football universities, with two of the more prominent coaches at their respective schools. The question in this game is how will the Oklahoma coach plan to counter Alabama coach’s defense?
At SBG Global and well known Offshore sportsbook the Crimson Tide is favored at -15.5 with the total being 51 ½ for the game. Forgetting their loss to Auburn this roster of the Tide is one of more talented rosters in the nation and more than likely would boast matchup advantages over Oklahoma at most positions on the field.
This is an Alabama team that for 14 of the 15 weeks in the 2013 season the Tide was considered the best team in college football. On offense the Tide has averaged 6 yards per carry during the season. The Tide has no questions at QB since McCarron a Maxwell Award winner and runner-up in Heisman voting who threw for 26 TD’s this season and actually had better numbers last year.
For those that Bet on College football I am sure you have seen that the Sooners made a six spot jump in the BCS standing after their win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Sooner’s coach Stoops are 7 for 7 in his fourteen bowl games. In this game the Sooners and Coach Stoop’s must decide who is going to be the starting QB be it Bell or The Knight with Knight being a dual threat thus worth stating the Tide more points to teams like Texas A& M and Auburn with the running type quarterbacks.
Having said that, let it be known that Coach Stoops is making his 9th BCS Bowl game in 15 years and that’s more than any other NCAA coach. His ability to coach his teams into BCS games has not been equaled and if anyone can pull out an upset in the Sugar Bowl it is Coach Stoops. This could be a real exciting game!