This will be just the fourth bowl contest between the Crimson Tide and Sooners, with the series currently split at 1-1-1. Here is a quick look back at the first three games:
1963 Orange Bowl
Bear Bryant’s Crimson Tide, led by rookie QB Joe Namath, scored two touchdowns in the first half and never looked back. Final: Alabama 17, Oklahoma 0.
1970 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl
The Sooners gained a 21-7 lead in the 2nd quarter after Greg Pruitt rushed for his second touchdown, but it was Alabama who took a late lead thanks to a 25-yard TD pass from RB Johnny Musso to Scott Hunter. Bruce Derr kicked a late Oklahoma field goal to even the score. Final: Alabama 24, Oklahoma 24.
2014 Sugar Bowl
Alabama came into this game as 17.5-point favorites, but someone forgot to tell the Sooners. QB Trevor Knight, who earned MVP honors, threw for 348 yards and four TDs. Final: Oklahoma 45, Alabama 31.