NEW ORLEANS — 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.”