Arts & Life
5:49 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Alabama to face Oklahoma in Sugar Bowl

Editor's note: Alabama's C.J. Mosley won the Butkus Award last night for best linebacker. He's only the third Tide player to win, along with Derrick Thomas and Rolando McClain. Pat D.

In a rare meeting between two of the nation's most storied programs, No. 3 Alabama and No. 11 Oklahoma will face off Jan. 2 in the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans. This will mark only the fifth time Alabama (11-1) and Oklahoma (10-2) have played each other. Oklahoma leads the series 2-1-1 and beat Alabama 20-13 when they last met in 2003. Alabama was ranked No. 1 all season and seemed headed toward a shot at a third straight national title before falling 34-28 to No. 2 Auburn, which was ranked fourth at the time. Oklahoma boosted its chances of a BCS at-large berth Saturday with a 33-24 victory over Oklahoma State, which fell from No. 6 to No. 13 after the loss.