The Oklahoma Sooners will find out just how good they are against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Allstate 2014 Sugar Bowl. It’s the third ranked team in the nation taking on the eleventh ranked competitor when we watch Sugar Bowl online free live streaming on ESPN tonight.
Alabama is no stranger to playing in huge nationally televised college football bowl games having won three national championships since 2009. They were on the verge of playing for a shot at a fourth until a bizarre ending to a loss against Auburn that took away what would have completed a perfect season at 12-0 knocked them back to the three seed and into the Sugar Bowl vs the national championship game.
The Crimson Tide were in pins and needless for a few weeks waiting to see if Nick Saban was going to jump ship and head over to Texas. That didn’t happen, and instead Saban signed a contract extension that is expected to keep him at Alabama until he eventually retires. The deal is for a reported $7 million a year, and likely worth every penny considering the success he has had coaching the Tide’s college football program.
Alabama will need to shake off that incredibly unlikely ending to their regular season that saw them giving up 15 points in the final 32 seconds against Auburn. The final bizarre play was Adam Griffith attempting a 57-yard field goal, missing it, and then Auburn’s Chris Davis returning it 100 yards for the game-winning touchdown. Watch Sugar Bowl Alamaba vs Oklahoma online streaming live free on ESPN tonight to see if Alabama can shake off that tough loss.
Oklahoma is the underdog and hasn’t appeared in the Sugar Bowl since 2004. That was a memorable year as they lost to LSU, which was then coached by Alabama’s Nick Saban, and watched LSU earn a split of the national title for that year. Tonight’s Sugar Bowl is a chance to exact revenge upon Saban for that loss nearly a decade ago, even if Saban is now coaching a much different and arguably better football team.
Senior starting quarterback AJ McCarron will be playing his final game in an Alabama uniform on the big Sugar Bowl stage. He won the Maxwell award this year and was a runner-up for the Heisman Trophy after throwing 20 touchdown passes versus only two interceptions since September. McCarron is the number one weapon for Alabama and someone the Sooners will need to slow down if they’re to win.
Tonight’s big 2014 Sugar Bowl between the Oklahoma Sooners and Alabama Crimson Tide will kick-off at a start time of 8:30pm EST / 5:30pm PST. The bowl game will be televised on ESPN so subscribers to that channel need to check the listings in their town to find out what channel ESPN is where they live to watch Sooners vs Crimson Tide on TV in HD tonight.
An alternative for ESPN subscribers to watch tonight’s big college football bowl game on TV is to watch Sugar Bowl free streaming live online at the official ESPN3 website right here. This website allows ESPN subscribers to live stream the 2014 Sugar Bowl on iPads, phones, computers and more. I predict Alabama will come out on top tonight in the Sugar Bowl over Oklahoma to fade away the memory of the Auburn loss.