Although this is the BCS, this certainly isn’t the game that many pegged Alabama to be in at season’s end, but one fateful night against the rival Auburn Tigers changed all of that. Now, Nick Saban and his 11-1 Crimson Tide team will roll into New Orleans, where they won the national championship two seasons ago.
Bob Stoops and the Sooners return to the BCS after a 10-2 campaign, which included a huge win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys to end the regular season on a high note.
Now we’ll get to see if Stoops can lead his Sooners over a team from the Southeastern Conference, a conference that was the focal point of some criticism he took for blasting a bit.
Here’s how you can watch these two traditional powers go head-to-head on Thursday:
Date: Jan. 2
Start Time: 8:30 PM ET
Location: New Orleans, LA
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
TV Info: ESPN
Live Stream: WatchESPN app
Who do you think comes away with the win in this one? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.