Recap - Sooners Defeat Alabama 45-31
Oklahoma's aerial attack produced 348 yards and the Sooners produced a 45-31 victory over Alabama on Thursday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Bettors who backed the Sooners were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 17 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 52.5.
Brennan Clay rushed for 44 yards, while Keith Ford added 15 yards in the win. Lacoltan Bester and Jalen Saunders added 105 and 75 receiving yards respectively.
Derrick Henry rushed for 100 yards for Alabama, while T.J. Yeldon added 72 yards. AJ McCarron threw for 387 yards for the Crimson Tide, while receivers DeAndrew White and Amari Cooper had 139 and 121 yards respectively.
Alabama outgained Oklahoma 516-429 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 24-20 by the Sooners.
Alabama lost the time of possession battle 30:55/29:05, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.