NORMAN — A day after knocking off sixth-ranked Oklahoma State in their annual Bedlam grudge match, Oklahoma found itself back in the Top 10 and receiving news that few expected earlier this week.
The Sooners are going to the Allstate Sugar Bowl to meet Alabama on Jan. 2, 2014, in New Orleans.
The announcement came on ESPN’s BCS Selection Show — pitting the third-ranked Crimson Tide (11-1) against No. 10 Oklahoma (10-2).
It will be the first meeting between the two traditional powers since 2003, when the Sooners beat the Crimson Tide 20-13 at Tuscaloosa.
The Sugar Bowl Game is set for January 2 at 7:30 PM (CT) and will be televised national by ESPN from the Super Dome.
A few days ago, it looked like the Sooners could be headed to the Alamo Bowl - and a loss to OSU would have potentially sealed that deal. But the Sooners produced a thrilling 33-24 come-from-behind win at Stillwater on Saturday, thus vaulting themselves back into the BCS picture.