2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl: Alabama safety Landon Collins with the heads-up INT (GIF)

Nov 30, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Landon Collins (26) celebrates recovering a fumble against the Auburn Tigers during the second quarter at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, the Alabama Crimson Tide are taking on the Oklahoma Sooners in what is a battle between to of the traditional powers in college football.

Although, nowadays, Alabama is the one that’s holding all the power, having won three national championships most recently.

The majority of that success has been due to the fact that head coach Nick Saban has built one of the better defensive units in the country, and that was on display early on in this one.

On an Oklahoma drive, Sooners QB Trevor Knight dropped back to pass. The receiver couldn’t come up with it, but Alabama safety Landon Collins was able to with this heads-up interception to get the ball back for the Tide:

Collins, a freshman, stepped into a bit more action on the field after Vinny Sunseri went down with an injury earlier this season, and has played wonderfully. No better example of that than on this play right here.

That’s why they’re considered one of the best units in the nation.


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