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Oklahoma Fans Will Love What Marquise Brown Said Today

Oklahoma balloons fly.

TEMPE, AZ - DECEMBER 30: Balloons for the Oklahoma Sooners fly outside of Sun Devil Stadium before the Insight Bowl against the Iowa Hawkeyes on December 30, 2011 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Oklahoma Sooners are going to need wide receiver Marquise Brown to have a huge game against Alabama if they hope to win the Orange Bowl. But an injury to Brown has had Sooners fans wringing their hands for weeks. On Thursday, Brown delivered some good news to his nervous fans.

In an interview ahead of Saturday's game, Brown said he expects to play in the game, and even went so far as make it a pledge.

"If I'm breathing, I'm playing," he said, per Norman News writer Tyler Palmateer.

Brown has led the Sooners in receiving yards in each of the last two seasons.

2018 was Brown's breakout season as he finished the season with a team-leading 75 receptions for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns. All of those marks were career-highs for the junior wide receiver.

Brown had seven games this past year with over 130 receiving yards. He caught at least one touchdown in each of those games.

The Sooners will surely need Brown at 100-percent against an Alabama team that analysts are expecting will give them a scoring frenzy.

Alabama and Oklahoma are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on Saturday.

The game will be on ESPN.