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"With my regular Saturday night, primetime players, Brian greasy and Todd mcshay. I'm Steve Levy for Miami, including this afternoon's Goodyear. Cotton Bowl classic. The average margin of victory in nine semi final games. So far in this playoff series twenty three points, but he's trying to say here on this early. But we have not seen a lot of close games. Now in these playoff scenarios where Oklahoma offensively you can't go three and out. Just can't do that input. Your defense back out there. This is the number one rated offense and all the college football and Carla Murray and this offensive line needs to come out to play on this drought. They have not faced anyone like this. Alabama defense, however, play different brand of defense. The big twelve I don't know if you heard Greece. Time-to-time? So here we go. To me. It's gotta start with the offense. This is one of the more physical offensive lines and should be up to the task against Alabama's defensive front. Second practical the football upcoming Hobo. Boulevard kicking away. Trae Brown is backed it's pretty short kickoff at Brown picking up from the fort Tryon. The right side is how pass the fifteen twenty spins inside of the twenty five and that's an excellent return by Trey Brown. There is a flag down. However, we'll see if we get the old block in the back creek. I'll give credit to Trey Brown. He's the one that gave up the touchdown pass the rugs. And then he comes right back on the kick return with a nice effort be a thirty two yard return during the return we legal block in the back number ninety five. Penalty. That's a crusher considering. But Oklahoma will start backed up so far Oklahoma's had the football for two minutes and three seconds. That was that three and out second crack for Kyle Murray and the top rated offense in all the college football an offense that averaged just shy of fifty points per game. So the start at their own fifteen yard line first down in ten Cuyler Murray. Three receivers to the nearside fakes to the back now have keeping himself. He's out beyond the twenty and so two slides down to avoid the hit picks up eight on the play which look I might have been a broken play. Well, I don't know why Carly kept that football because the onta- Thompson the safety number fourteen was coming on the blitz off that side, obviously, you don't want to run a quarterback right into the blitz Murray was lucky to get past Thompson. Fortunate. Indeed. But they'll take the eight yard gain on first down second down to five fifteen to go first quarter. It's been all Alabama fourteen. The nothing out of the shotgun. This time Murray will hand it off to trae sermon straight ahead for first down yardage, and he's happy all the twenty five yard line. They get the penalty yardage back. Trae sermon is a key for Oklahoma. To me, we talk about Murray. Marquees Brown all these guys. But once Rodney Anderson went down earlier in the season. Trae sermon was inserted as the starter. He's close to a thousand yards on the season. And he has to get touches in this game came in with nine hundred twenty eight yards on the season for wind under five minutes left in the first quarter, fresh set it out fake the inside hand off that Murray, skips, one Tamar keys Brown, and let's see if they're calling it incomplete pass. It's picked up by Alabama. And a signal is touchdown the official the end zone at signal. Touchdown. Lincoln Riley as his hands on his hips. This was a fake in the backfield. And they were going to throw a little swing route tomorrow Brown. It was a terrible throw from backward past recovered defense. Touchdown. Obviously, that's the question of was this a former Passover, backward, passing Lincoln Riley. I can't believe it. I can read his left Lincoln Riley said it's not even close. Kind of Murray's on about the nineteen and a half yard line. And that ball lands. That's a forward pass Riley's. Right. It's not even close. Jabe McKinney was able to pick it up. But I'll tell you this kind of looks rattled last the first play of this tribe. He runs right into a safety blitz fair. And now this ball wasn't even close to being completed got a little pressure on his face. But that ball way off target, rattles wide. Open could have had a real gain out of it to Todd mcshay on the field. Big part of the issue is they're not protecting him. Well, that's the biggest surprise. I know ROY five quays in offensively for Oklahoma. They've struggled struggled in pass protection. Earlier. I thought that would be an area of strength considering how good this offensive line has been all season we have been around Oklahoma quite a bit this season of people. Don't know all the splashing and flashy plays players. The offensive line is their best unit and is the best offensive line in the country on their physical. They're nasty. Cody. The was four. Bobby Evans and Cody four leaders up front, but maybe the most talented players the center creed Humphry, but creed Humphry hasn't played anybody anywhere near the talent of Williams. And that's who got pressure on that last play. When Williams is the focus of that defensive line for Alabama. He is a monster. And you know, these guys just want an open shot at Cuyler Murray. So it's second down and ten. It's just allowed incomplete pass four wide receivers. Now for America three to the nearside delayed hand off the tray sermon. He's taken down to the backfield for a loss bugs, the senior Louisiana makes the stop. When when Williams again in the backfield, it's almost like Oklahoma can't pull their guards. Quickly on third down. Kyla murray? Ts one up down the sideline for marquees Brown and in falls incomplete. Little too strong for Brown. Jaren maiden was running with him step for step on the coverage and his fourth down much like Alabama wants to run the football with Damian Harris and then play action off of it. Oklahoma wants to do the same thing. They are one of the best rushing teams and all the college football averaging over two hundred fifty yards on the ground, but they can't pull their lineman in a run game because of Quinton Williams upfront. So we're gonna have to find another way to move the football this Oklahoma offense looks completely out of sync have to give credit however to that Alabama defense,."