Sugar Bowl: What players and coaches were saying after Oklahoma's 45-31 win over Alabama

by Jason Kersey Modified: January 3, 2014 at 12:38 am •  Published: January 3, 2014

Oklahoma stunned No. 3 Alabama 45-31 Thursday night in the Sugar Bowl, with the Sooners scoring more points than any Crimson Tide opponent in the Nick Saban era.

Here's a look at what players and coaches had to say after the game:

* Redshirt freshman quarterback Trevor Knight, on the Sooners' being a heavy underdog: “We know we're Oklahoma, and we deserve to be on top. … We wanted to shock the world, come in here and take what's ours. A little Sooner Magic.”

* Sophomore wide receiver Sterling Shepard, on OU making a statement: “We showed everybody tonight that we are a good team, and we can compete with the SEC and Alabama.”

* Alabama coach Nick Saban, on Oklahoma: “They were fired up and ready to play, like most teams we play.  Everybody's got something to prove when they play against Alabama, and Oklahoma certainly did a good job in terms of how they performed tonight.”


by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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