On December 29th in the Orange Bowl, Alabama Football will face off against the Oklahoma Sooners and their potent offense led by Kyler Murray. If Oklahoma wants to compete for a National Championship than they will have to use this game plan to beat the Crimson Tide.
Beating the juggernaut that is Alabama Football is not impossible. It has been accomplished every season except for Coach Nick Saban’s first National Championship season in 2009. For Oklahoma to reach the National Championship and prevent Alabama from chasing perfection they will need to five things: Score more than 50, rush for 200 yards, blitz throughout the game on defense, hold Alabama to field goals, and not turn the ball over.
Score More Than 50 Points
The last time Oklahoma played Alabama it was in the Sugar Bowl after the perfect season ended for Alabama on the kick six against Auburn. It defeated Alabama 45-31 in a contest that was predominantly no contest as Alabama’s defense could not stop Oklahoma’s offense.
However, the biggest difference from then to now is this year’s Alabama Football team is lightyears above the offense of 2013. Combined with the fact that Oklahoma’s defense is lightyears from their defense of 2013.
These two facts drive the fact that Oklahoma must score more than 50 to keep par with Alabama’s offensive production expected to dominate an Oklahoma defense that gave 40 points up to Kansas.