S-E-C!” the Crimson Tide faithful thundered in the fourth quarter, when it was apparent that their team would win the Sugar Bowl and join the Bulldogs in that title game .
Conference commissioner Greg Sankey was flying back from the Rose Bowl to headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama, late Monday – presumably on an airplane, but perhaps under the power of his own bliss.
The Bulldogs got their big chance in double OT when 6-foot-6 linebacker Lorenzo Carter soared up to block an Oklahoma field goal and break serve, so to speak.
The first was by 308-pound defensive lineman Da’Ron Payne, who grabbed a wobbly pass caused by a hit on Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant by linebacker Anfernee Jennings.
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