Sugar Bowl 2014: T.J. Yeldon gets Alabama up 7-0 early (GIF)

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Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back T.J. Yeldon (4) reacts after scoring against the Oklahoma Sooners during the first quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Sugar Bowl has pitted a team that thought they’d be in the national championship game against one that is just happy to be in the Sugar Bowl, but the final score will dictate who really belonged and who was just pretending. Right out of the gate, the Alabama Crimson Tide looked to be no match for the Oklahoma Sooners defense an Amari Cooper catch helped set up a T.J. Yeldon touchdown for an early Tide lead.

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Alabama needed just three players to march down the field and get the first points of the game as quarterback A.j. McCarron threw twice to Amari Cooper and then just handed the ball off to Yeldon to get Bama’s first seven points of the game.

The Tide are fuming that they aren’t playing for a third consecutive national championship and are even more red in the face that Auburn is the team playing in their place. That’s bad news for Bob Stoops and the Sooners who are, through no fault of their own, in for a butt-whooping of a life time against Nick Saban’s angry Bama team.

Topics: Alabama Crimson Tide, Oklahoma Sooners, Sugar Bowl 2014

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