Alabama beats Oklahoma at its own game, and looks angry doing it

Alabama beats Oklahoma at its own game, and looks angry doing it

The biggest football game of Kyler Murray's life may have marked the final time the Heisman Trophy victor stepped on a football field.

No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Oklahoma will meet in Miami for the Orange Bowl on Saturday, with a place in the College Football Playoff final on the line.

Kyler's Sooners predictably lost to Alabama on Saturday, falling 45-34 in the Orange Bowl.

The Crimson Tide offense was dominant against the porous Sooner defense, while Alabama's defense was able to limit Oklahoma from ever getting into a groove. "It was fun. I mean, it was a heavy hitter just like we all expected", he said.

Sooners sophomore receiver CeeDee Lamb had a game-high eight receptions for 109 yards and one touchdown while seldom-used redshirt freshman Charleston Rambo had three receptions for 74 yards, including a 49-yard touchdown catch (sixth longest in OU bowl history). "Disappointed in the way we played early, but I am proud as hell of our guys' fight and our belief".

"With Tua, what you see is what you get", Allen told ESPN last week. The last time that we overlooked Murray's ability to overcome obstacles, he finished with a Heisman in his hand. Just all around, I think it was a night we let the team down.

OU fifth-year senior linebacker Curtis Bolton said, "We just flat-out didn't play good enough". While both quarterbacks are successful in their own way, we may honestly never know which one of the two will have more success at the next level.

"You go down 28-0, I think most teams in the league or in the whole damn country would have gave up against a team like that", Murray said. There's always a carrot for the Alabama dynasty, and that is one Saban can use for motivation after missing that chance in the 2017 championship game against the Tigers. The rising star was asked about what it'll be like facing a fellow First-Team All-American in Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray.

Williams' head coach Nick Saban is notorious for both talking-up opponents before a game and, not giving them any motivational material. We came in 2015, Ben came in the year after, and we weren't sure what we were going to do after Orlando (Brown) left.

Which is why, a few days after Tagovailoa's procedure and knowing full well that every minute of rehab would count, Allen took the extraordinary step of accompanying the star quarterback on the awards circuit - with a trunk full of medical supplies.

Alabama jumped out to a 28-0 lead on way to its 45-34 win in the Orange Bowl over Heisman Trophy victor Kyler Murray and Big 12 champion Oklahoma. "After that we outscored them by 17 the rest of the way".

Afterward, this year's top two Heisman finishers exchanged pleasantries. Maybe, we can finish that sentence for you.

The question now, of course, is what Murray (and his coach, Lincoln Riley) will decide to do in the coming weeks. For the time being, his focus is directly on the college football playoff semifinal game on Saturday against the defending champion Alabama Crimson Tide.

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