NEW ORLEANS — Oklahoma entered the Superdome a 16-point underdog Thursday night, given little to no chance to unseat college football’s most dominant program in decades and walked out a 45-31 victor.
Alabama, the unstoppable force that saw its shot at a third national championship in four seasons dashed on the last play of the last game of the regular season, when Auburn’s Chris Davis brought back a short field goal 109 yards, was handed its first two-game losing streak since the last two games of the 2008 season.
Trevor Knight played every down at quarterback for the Sooners, threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns and was named Most Outstanding Player. The Sooners exited with their biggest win since claiming the 2000 national championship with a 13-2 victory over Florida State at the 2001 Orange Bowl.
The Big Easy may not have been easy for Oklahoma, but it proved beyond rewarding.
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