Sugar Bowl Preview History
2014 Sugar Bowl Preview
The 2014 Sugar Bowl will be played on Thursday, January 2nd at 7:30 PM CST between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Alabama Crimson Tide. Nick Saban and the Tide didn’t quite make the National Championship this time around because of a dramatic turn in the Iron Bowl, but the Sugar Bowl is about the best consolation game you can get. A match up with the Sooners in New Orleans, likely the best bowl destination in the country, is on tap. Bob Stoops has made his disdain for the SEC hype known, and now is his chance to show the college football world that the Big 12 is just as good.
Oklahoma won a big game at the end of the season, beating the rival Oklahoma State Cowboys to knock the Big 12 title down to Baylor. Alabama, meanwhile, had its sights on a third national championship game in a row but couldn’t finish the game in Auburn. While most of the analysts are picking Alabama, don’t count the Sooners out, they have a run game that can keep the ball throughout most of the game if they get going.
2013 Sugar Bowl Game Preview:
The Sugar Bowl, held annually at the Superdome in New Orleans, has a tie-in with a powerhouse football conference in the SEC and is one of four BCS bowl games. With high-profile teams such as Michigan, Ohio State, Florida and Georgia winning the title just in the last five years, you’re always set to see the best college football has to offer. Alabama and LSU are tied for the most appearances at 13.
Usually played in the first few days of the new year, the Sugar Bowl and surrounding downtown New Orleans experience is one that can’t be matched!
2012 Sugar Bowl Game Preview:
The Sugar Bowl in New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be a battle that will rival the one that finished the War of 1812. Brady Hoke’s 10-2 Wolverines captured an at-large bid to show the world they’ve come back in a big way under the first year under his guidance. Virginia Tech, again under Frank Beamer, is a perennial power that never seems to show signs of running out of recruits. The 11-2 Hokies thrived on their top-15 defense, while Hoke’s Wolverines uses its quarterback Denard Robinson like a chess piece mixed with a pinball—everywhere on the field, but smartly racking up yards and never putting his team in harm’s way. This will be one of the marquee match-ups this bowl season and will have people talking about it for a long time. Don’t miss out and get your seats today!
2011 Sugar Bowl Game Preview:
Two teams who finished the season strong will go head-to-head in this year’s Sugar Bowl. The Arkansas Razorbacks and Ohio State Buckeyes ride six- and five-game winning streaks, respectively, into New Orleans. Arkansas’ streak has seen them put up a gaudy 42.5 points per game behind the arm of Ryan Mallett (3592 yards, 30 TDs for the season) and legs of Knile Davis (1183 yards, 13 TDs). And while the loaded SEC saw other teams garner the press, Arkansas quietly put together one of the best teams, its tremendous offense buoyed by a much-improved defense that ranked 34th in the nation, up from 89th last year.
Is that enough to keep the Ohio State Buckeyes from going 0-10 against SEC teams in bowl games? While quarterback Terrelle Pryor is no stranger to the big stage, it will probably be up to cornerback Chimdi Chekwa, safety Jermale Hines and OSU’s top-10 defense to contain Mallett and Davis. They are firing on all cylinders, however, winning four in the aforementioned five-game winning streak by an average of 24 points. If this recent history is any indication, one team should be a dominant force at the Sugar Bowl. The question is— and why we’re so excited to watch—which one will it be?
2010 Sugar Bowl Game Preview:
The 2010 Sugar Bowl will be a legendary college football bowl game. The Sugar Bowl will matchup the undefeated Cincinnati Bearcats against the defending national champion Florida Gators. The 2010 Sugar Bowl will also be the last college football game for legendary Gators quarterback Tim Tebow. Will Tebow get a victory in his final college game or will Cincy upset Florida to cap their Cinderella season? Expect the 2010 Sugar Bowl to be a great football game.
2009 Sugar Bowl Game Preview:
Grab a pair of tickets to this year's Sugar Bowl game to see the Alabama Crimson Tide square off against the Utah Utes. This is one of the five biggest BCS bowl games in the nation. The Sugar Bowl is the nation's second oldest bowl game, rich with football history. This year's Sugar Bowl is sure to be one of the biggest events in college football, as it will be hosted at the Superdome in historic New Orleans, Louisiana. Head to New Orleans to watch the throng of fans congregate in the nation's leading jazz and blues music city, and you will have the experience of a lifetime. Come watch as the SEC Champion or BCS at-large takes on another BCS at-large at the biggest college football game in New Orleans!
The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Utah Utes both posted incredible seasons in 2008. The Tide, who rolled into the SEC Championship game with an undefeated record and ranked #1 in the nation, were edged out by the Florida Gators. The Utes remained undefeated all season long, earning them a BCS Bowl berth. This should be a fantastic game between two tough teams.