The Oklahoma Sooners didn't have an easy road to the College Football Playoff, but they certainly earned their way into tonight's semifinal matchup against the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Last season, Oklahoma fell short to Georgia in overtime during the playoff. Now, the Sooners will look to bounce back and punch their ticket into the championship game.
Oklahoma suffered an unfortunate loss to the Texas Longhorns earlier in the season, which actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise. From that moment on, Lincoln Riley and the rest of his coaching staff vowed to fix the team's issues on defense.
With Kyler Murray turning into an unstoppable force on offense, the Sooners just need to play complementary football to win most games. However, tonight will take an outstanding effort from Oklahoma if they want to defeat Alabama.
The Crimson Tide have a defense loaded with future NFL talent and an offense led by one of the best quarterbacks in the country. Despite all the concern surrounding his ankle injury, Tua Tagovailoa is ready to play in the Orange Bowl.
In an effort to motivate the players and fans, the Sooners released an amazing hype video for today's game.
Here is the video:
This should give Oklahoma supporters goosebumps.
Murray and Tagovailoa had tremendous campaigns as full-time starters. With both quarterbacks posing threats on the ground and through the air, the Sooners and the Crimson Tide might find themselves in a shootout.
Oklahoma and Alabama will kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET from Hard Rock Stadium.
The Orange Bowl will be on ESPN.