Orange Bowl First Look: Oklahoma vs. Alabama

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Oklahoma meets Alabama on Saturday at the Orange Bowl (CFP Semifinal) in Miami, Fla. Here is a first look at the Sooners-Crimson Tide matchup.

Alabama (13-0) vs. Oklahoma (12-1)
Orange Bowl – Dec. 29, 2018

Oklahoma Season so far

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Sept. 1 Florida Atlantic W 63-14
Sept. 8 UCLA W 49-21
Sept. 15 at Iowa State W 37-27
Sept. 22 Army West Point W 28-21 (OT)
Sept. 29 Baylor W 66-33
Oct. 6 Texas [Dallas] L 48-45
Oct. 20 at TCU W 52-27
Oct. 27 Kansas State W 51-14
Nov. 3 at Texas Tech W 51-46
Nov. 10 Oklahoma State W 48-47
Nov. 17 Kansas W 55-40
Nov. 23 at West Virginia W 59-56
Dec. 1 Texas W 39-27

Alabama Season so far

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Sept. 1 Louisville [Orlando] W 51-14
Sept. 8 Arkansas State W 57-7
Sept. 15 at Ole Miss W 62-7
Sept. 22 Texas A&M W 45-23
Sept. 29 Louisiana W 56-14
Oct. 6 at Arkansas W 65-31
Oct. 13 Missouri W 39-10
Oct. 20 at Tennessee W 58-21
Nov. 3 at LSU W 29-0
Nov. 10 Mississippi State W 24-0
Nov. 17 The Citadel W 50-17
Nov. 24 Auburn W 52-21

Stat Comparison

Oklahoma Stat Alabama
49.5 Points 52.82
32.4 Points Allowed 14.8
577.9 Total YDS 527.6
324.0 Pass YDS 325.5
253.9 Rush YDS 202.2
448.1 Total YDS Allowed 295.4
291.4 Pass YDS Allowed 178.4
156.7 Rush YDS Allowed 117.0
51.18 3rd down conv % 52.82
45.18 Opp 3rd down conv % 30.93
-0.15 Turnover margin 0.62
6 & Massey Composite 1

& The Massey Composite Ratings are compiled from 98 different college football ratings and rankings.

Oklahoma Injuries and Suspensions

DATE POSITION NAME ISSUE STATUS
12/02/18 CB Jordan Parker Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Alabama
12/02/18 DB Justin Broiles Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Alabama
12/02/18 S Kahlil Haughton Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Alabama
12/02/18 WR Marquise Brown Foot injured last game – is "?" Saturday vs Alabama
11/11/18 OL Alex Dalton Undisclosed is out for season
11/11/18 DE Jalen Redmond Undisclosed is out for season
11/08/18 OL Jonathan Alvarez Undisclosed is out for season
11/02/18 RB Marcelias Sutton Leg is out for season
09/30/18 OL Ben Powers Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/09/18 RB Rodney Anderson Knee is out for season
09/02/18 DE Addison Gumbs Knee is out for season
08/05/18 S Chanse Sylvie Achilles is out for season
06/25/18 DL Michael Thompson Knee is out for season

Alabama Injuries and Suspensions

DATE POSITION NAME ISSUE STATUS
12/02/18 LB Terrell Lewis ACL is "?" Saturday vs Oklahoma
12/02/18 QB Tua Tagovailoa Ankle injured last game – is "?" Saturday vs Oklahoma
10/08/18 TE Kedrick James Ankle is out indefinitely
10/08/18 DB Trevon Diggs Foot is out indefinitely
10/05/18 DB Daniel Wright Shoulder is out for season
08/18/18 LB Christopher Allen Knee is out indefinitely

Source: DonBest.com

Challenges for Alabama

Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray has also won the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Year Award and been named AP Player of the Year, leads the nation in total yards (school-record 4,945),
points responsible for (306), passing efficiency rating (205.7; FBS record is 198.9) and yards per pass attempt (11.9; FBS record is 11.1). He ranks second in passing touchdowns (40), yards per completion (16.8) and completion percentage (.709; first among Power Five players), and is the only player in the country averaging at least 300.0 passing yards (311.8) and at least 50.0 rushing yards (68.6). No duo in the Big 12 averages more tackles per game than Oklahoma sophomore Kenneth Murray and redshirt senior Curtis Bolton. Both linebackers, Murray ranks second in the Big 12 (15th nationally) with his 10.8 tackles per outing, while Bolton ranks third (22nd nationally) with 10.0.

Saturday’s game kicks off at 7 pm CT and can be seen on ESPN.

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