2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl: Alabama punt return called back for penalties (GIF)

Nov 16, 2013; Starkville, MS, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide tight end Brian Vogler (84) celebrates with Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Christion Jones (22) after scoring a touchdown during the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

It was most definitely not the greatest first half for the powerful Alabama Crimson Tide in the first half of the 2014 Sugar Bowl against the Oklahoma Sooners. Basically, in a shocking development, the Sooners out played the Tide for a good majority of the first 30 minutes en route to a 31-17 halftime lead.

Yes, you read that correctly.

So you would have to think that in the second half, Alabama would love to come out and make a statement early, and they very well almost did just that.

But much like the first half, mistakes did them in.

After stopping the Sooners on the opening drive of the second half, Alabama forced a punt. The dynamic returner Christion Jones took the punt around his own 30 yard line and did what he does best–burst through the coverage team, nearly making it to the end zone.

The only problem was, there were multiple blocks in the back that negated the gran effort, bringing it all the way back:

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