The first half of the Allstate Sugar Bowl has not gone according to plan for the Alabama Crimson Tide who entered the game against the Oklahoma Sooners are a prohibitive favorite but trail 31-17 at the half,
The disappointment from Crimson Tide fans was seen all across the stadium as fans were dumbfounded at what happened in the first 30 minutes of action. The feeling is likely to be seen across viewing parties across Tuscaloosa and greater Alabama after one of the worst halves Alabama has played all season long.
AJ McCarron threw two of his worst passes in his Alabama career that resulted in interceptions and T.J. Yeldon has a costly fumble as the Sooners have taken a 14-point lead to half despite being outgained 362-270.
McCarron has thrown for 301 yards in the first half with 139 of them going to DeAndrew White and another 96 to super sophomore Amari Cooper, but his counterpart, Trevor Knight, has outplayed the Maxwell Award winner after two quarters.
Knight has three touchdowns for 206 yards on 18/23 passing. Unless Alabama can protect the ball and McCarron, we may see some more sad Bama fans in the second half.
Luckily, for these sad Bama fans there is still 30 minutes left and it’s only a 14-point deficit which they overcame when they defeated Texas A&M earlier this season.