The Alabama Crimson Tide take on the Oklahoma Sooners Saturday in Miami Gardens, FL. Here are the game notes, radio, television, and livestream information needed to cheer on the Tide.
No. 1 ranked University of Alabama Crimson Tide (13-0, 8-0 SEC) vs. No. 4 ranked Oklahoma Sooners (12-1, 8-1 Big 12) – Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018.
Time: 7:00 p.m. Central Time
Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
Stadium Capacity: 65,490
Expected Forecast at Game Time: Mostly clear, 76 degrees, 90 percent humidity, five percent chance of rain, light winds.
Television Information: ESPN
Television Announcers: Play-by-Play: Chris Fowler, Analyst: Kirk Herbstreit, Sideline: Laura Rutledge and Maria Taylor
Radio Info: Crimson Tide Sports Network; Eli Gold as Play-by-Play announcer, John Parker Wilson as color analyst, and Rashad Johnson as sideline reporter. CTSN on: Sirius/XM: 84/84
National Radio: ESPN Radio; Play-By-Play: Steve Levy, Analyst: Brian Griese, Sideline: Todd McShay
Livestream Info: Watch ESPN
Vegas Odds: Via oddsshark.com the Alabama Crimson Tide is a 14 point favorite and is projected to cover the spread.
Next up for Bama: With a win, the University of Alabama Crimson Tide will advance to the National Championship game against the winner of Clemson and Notre Dame.
Alabama Crimson Tide
Overall Series Record: The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Oklahoma Sooners will meet for the sixth time on Saturday. The Oklahoma Sooners lead the all-time series, 3-1-1. The Tide’s only victory over the Sooners came in another Orange Bowl game in 1963. Check out a detailed summary of the UA-OU series history.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban is 1-1 all-time against Oklahoma. his LSU squad defeated the Sooners, 21-14, in the 2004 BCS National Championship Game. OU posted a 45-31 victory over the Tide in their most recent meeting in the 2014 Sugar Bowl.
SEE MORE: Alabama Crimson Tide Game Notes
The Oklahoma Sooners will be making a 20th appearance in the Orange Bowl, more than any other school.
Oklahoma has played five games against SEC teams over the last six seasons and has gone 4-1. OU scored at least 31 points in each of those five contests, with the average score being 39-28.
SEE MORE: Oklahoma Sooners Game Notes
What to expect
The Alabama Crimson Tide is rightly favored in what will likely be a high-scoring game. Oklahoma head coach, Lincoln Riley is 24-3 in his head coaching career. Riley’s offense is explosive but its huge numbers have not been achieved against anything resembling a Nick Saban defense.
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