2014 BCS Sugar Bowl: Alabama-Oklahoma facts preview

WHAT

2014 Sugar Bowl

WHEN

Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. ET

WHERE

New Orleans, La in the Superdome. Capacity: 92,542.

NETWORK

ESPN

WHO

No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide – SEC tie-in. 11-1 regular-season record. Last game: defeated by Auburn, 28-34. Best win: 38-17 victory over then-No. 13 LSU.

No. 11 Oklahoma Sooners – BCS at-large. 10-2 regular-season record. Last game: defeated Oklahoma State, 33-24. Best win: 33-24 victory over then-No. 6 Oklahoma State.

POINT SPREAD (VEGASINSIDER.COM CONSENSUS, DEC. 9)

Alabama -14.5 points

SUGAR BOWL HISTORY

Alabama: 13 Sugar Bowl appearances (1944, 1947, 1961, 1963, 1966, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1990, 1993, 2009). Record: 8-5

Oklahoma: Six Sugar Bowl appearances (1948, 1949, 1950, 1971, 1972, 2003). Record: 4-2

PAST 5 WINNERS

Louisville (2012), Michigan (2011), Ohio State (2010), Florida (2009), Utah (2008)

FUN FACT

The last time Oklahoma played in the Sugar Bowl, they lost to a team coached by Nick Saban (LSU).

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