Third-ranked Alabama had a chance to tie it with under a minute left, but a sack and fumble for a touchdown led number-11 Oklahoma to a 45-31 victory at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
Trevor Knight threw for 348 yards, four touchdowns and an interception for the Sooners, who won their fourth bowl game in the last five seasons to close out the season at 11-and-2.
AJ McCarron threw for 387 yards, two scores and two picks for the Crimson Tide, who had won the previous two BCS National Championships and four straight bowl games.
Ohio State and Clemson square off in the Orange Bowl tonight at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.
The expected high scoring affair features Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller trying to outduel Tigers signal caller Tajh Boyd.
OSU is 12-and-1 while the Tigers are 10-and-2.
In the other bowl game, Former Big 12 rivals are set to collide in the Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium, as ninth- ranked Missouri takes on 13th-ranked Oklahoma State.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports