Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa threw for over three hundred yards and four touchdowns as the number one ranked Crimson Tide beat Oklahoma forty five to thirty four. The high-scoring Sooners reached the Orange Bowl semifinal game despite a shaky defense that was no match for Alabama's offense. Alabama led twenty eight to nothing after only seventeen minutes. Oklahoma's Heisman winner Kyler Murray had one brilliant moment when he made a perfect deep throw on the move to Charleston Rambo in the end zone for a forty nine yard score. He passed for 308 yards and ran for 109 but took several jarring hits, including when All-America nose guard Quinnen Williams dislodged his helmet and forced him from the game for one play in the fourth quarter. Alabama seeks its second consecutive title when it plays Clemson for the fourth postseason in a row.