(Sporting Alert) — Trevor Knight completed a Sugar Bowl record 32 passes from 44 attempts for 348 yards and four touchdowns, and No. 11 Oklahoma upset No. 3 Alabama, 45-31 on Thursday night.
The Sooners (11-2) recovered from going down to an early touchdown, while Knight got his rhythm going, following an early interception.
“The more snaps you get, the more comfortable you feel. The more completions you get, the more comfortable you feel,” Knight said. “And it’s all about just getting in that rhythm, hitting a few shots early, set the rhythm, the tone for the game.
“The more snaps you get, the more comfortable you are.
“Moving forward from that, you know, going into next year and everything, that’s what we’re going to ride on.”
The third-ranked Crimson Tide (11-2) came into the game heavy favorites to win the Sugar Bowl after missing out at playing in the BCS championship game when they were beaten by Auburn on the last play of the Iron Bowl in late November.
However, Nick Saban side failed to get going and Oklahoma punished them every time.
“It’s huge for our program, to get a win like this after no one gave us a chance all year,” Knight said.
“We’ve got to ride this into next year. We can’t settle with this. … We want the big one.”
College Football Results on Jan. 2
Allstate Sugar Bowl: No. 11 Oklahoma 45 (11-2), No. 3 Alabama 31 (11-2)