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January 3, 2014

Sooner Magic alive and well with win over Crimson Tide

Oklahoma 45, Alabama 31

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NEW ORLEANS —

Knight thanked God and the seniors and the coaches and called it “a dream come true.”

It was all of that and more. 

The last time Sooner football felt like this, really like this, it was October 2000, when nobody saw it rolling through Texas, Kansas State and Nebraska, back-to-back-to-back. 

There are also echoes of the Jason White and Sam Bradford eras. 

When the two Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks were running the show, OU never came from nowhere, but always seemed to come back, at least until LSU, USC or Florida got in the way. Sooner Magic was in the air. Good things happened in the face of rare and long odds.

Thursday night wasn’t supposed to happen, but it happened. Over and over and over again, it happened.

Maybe OU never left. Also, Sooner football’s back.

There are hardly words.

Those will have to do.

Clay Horning

Follow me @clayhorning

cfhorning@normantranscript.com

 

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