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Oklahoma Is Off To A Disastrous Start Against Alabama

Kyler Murray throws a pass in warmups.

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners throws during warm ups before the game against the Army Black Knights at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Black Knights 28-21 in overtime. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

The Oklahoma Sooners suck into the College Football Playoff as the No. 4 seed over Georgia and Ohio State. While the discussion about the playoff committee's methods continues, it looks like the committee may have gotten it wrong yet again.

Clemson destroyed Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl and now Alabama is dismantling the Sooners in the Orange Bowl. Oklahoma elected to defer at the coin toss and the Crimson Tide scored on their very first drive.

The Sooners have struggled to get anything going offensively, while the Tide have been absolutely dominant on the offensive side of the ball.

After nearly one quarter of play, the stats look like this:

  • Alabama - 191 yards
  • Oklahoma - 0 yards

Alabama leads the game 21-0 with just over one minute left in the first quarter. It's been about as bad a start as possible for the Sooners and there's still three quarters left to play.

Can the Heisman Trophy-winner lead his team to a comeback?