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A look at how two of college football’s most storied programs stack up

Oklahoma fullback Jim Grisham (45) plows up the middle for a 22 yard gain in first quarter of game with Alabama in the Orange Bowl in Miami Jan. 1, 1963. At left end John Porterfield puts a block to the midsection of Alabama center Lee Roy Jordan (54).(AP Photo)
Oklahoma fullback Jim Grisham (45) plows up the middle for a 22 yard gain in first quarter of game with Alabama in the Orange Bowl in Miami Jan. 1, 1963. At left end John Porterfield puts a block to the midsection of Alabama center Lee Roy Jordan (54).(AP Photo)

Head-to-head series

Jan. 1, 1963: Orange Bowl
(8) Alabama 17, (5) Oklahoma 0

Oklahoma 0 0 0 0—0
Alabama 7 7 3 0—17
Orange Bowl Stadium, Miami
Attendance: 72,880

President John F. Kennedy was in attendance for the first matchup between Oklahoma and Alabama. Joe Namath threw an early touchdown pass for the Crimson Tide. Fullback Jim Grisham (above) and the Sooners couldn’t gain much traction after that.

Oklahoma linebacker Steve Casteel (44) stops Alabama back Buddy Seay (47) after Seay had picked up five yards for the Crimson Tide in second quarter action in the Astro Bluebonnet Bowl game in Houston, Dec. 31, 1970. (AP Photo/Ed Kolenovsky)
Oklahoma linebacker Steve Casteel (44) stops Alabama back Buddy Seay (47) after Seay had picked up five yards for the Crimson Tide in second quarter action in the Astro Bluebonnet Bowl game in Houston, Dec. 31, 1970. (AP Photo/Ed Kolenovsky)

Dec. 31, 1970: Bluebonnet Bowl
(20) Oklahoma 24, Alabama 24

Alabama 7 7 3 7—24
Oklahoma 7 14 0 3—24
Houston Astrodome
Attendance: 53,822

The Sooners’ second appearance in the now-defunct Bluebonnet Bowl and against the Tide ended in a now-defunct result — a tie. Gregg Pruitt ran for a pair of touchdowns (on runs of 58 and 25 yards) to lead OU. Bruce Derr’s 42-yard field goal gave OU a 24-24 tie.

Oklahoma receiver Mark Clayton clutches the ball with two hands en route to the end zone for a score Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, during first half action against Alabama in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Jerry Laizure)
Oklahoma receiver Mark Clayton clutches the ball with two hands en route to the end zone for a score Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, during first half action against Alabama in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Jerry Laizure)

Sept. 7, 2002: Regular season
(2) Oklahoma 37, Alabama 27

Alabama 3 0 14 10—27
Oklahoma 9 14 0 14—37
Gaylord Family-Memorial Stadium, Norman
Attendance: 75,564

The first regular-season game between OU and Alabama lived up to the hype. Mark Clayton (above) caught two touchdowns as the Sooners built a 23-3 lead, but the  Crimson Tide scored the next 24 points. The Sooners scored two TDs in the final 2:11 for the win.

Tuscaloosa, Ala., September 6, 2003. University of Oklahoma (OU) Sooners at University of Alabama Crimson Tide college football in Bryant-Denny stadium. OU's Teddy Lehman (11) tackles Alabama's Shaud Williams (21) in the third quarter. Staff photo by Nate Billings.
Tuscaloosa, Ala., September 6, 2003. University of Oklahoma (OU) Sooners at University of Alabama Crimson Tide college football in Bryant-Denny stadium. OU’s Teddy Lehman (11) tackles Alabama’s Shaud Williams (21) in the third quarter. Staff photo by Nate Billings.

Sept. 6, 2003: Regular season
(1) Oklahoma 20, Alabama 13

Oklahoma 6 7 7 0—20
Alabama 0 3 7 3—13
Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Attendance: 72,880

Soon-to-be Heisman Trophy winner Jason White threw touchdown passes of 46 yards to Mark Clayton and 47 yards to Brandon Jones. Teddy Lehman and the Sooners held on for the second of 12 consecutive wins. First-year coach Mike Shula and the Tide went 4-9.

Oklahoma's Trevor Knight (9) celebrates a touchdown during the NCAA football BCS Sugar Bowl game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide (UA) at the Superdome in New Orleans, La., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. .Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma’s Trevor Knight (9) celebrates a touchdown during the NCAA football BCS Sugar Bowl game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide (UA) at the Superdome in New Orleans, La., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. .Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Jan. 2, 2014: Sugar Bowl
(11) Oklahoma 45, (3) Alabama 31

Oklahoma 14 17 0 14—45
Alabama 10 7 7 7—31
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Attendance: 70,473

OU quarterback Trevor Knight had a game for the ages against the two-time defending BCS national champions, completing a Sugar Bowl-record 32 passes for 348 yards and four touchdowns. The Crimson Tide entered the game as 16.5-point favorites.

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