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Alabama vs Oklahoma: Second half open thread

Score at the half: 31-10

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl - Alabama v Oklahoma Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

After jumping out to a 28 point lead with a flurry of high octane offense and a defense with something to prove, Alabama eventually fell back to earth and Oklahoma started to find their footing.

Some cutesy playcalling stalled the Tide offense in the second quarter, and a series of pre-snap penalties kept the Tide from getting a touchdown at the end of the half (and lead to Saban breaking his headset).

Kyler Murray had a couple of good throws and a big scramble on the last play of the half to pad his stats, but all in all was mostly neutralized by a rabid Tide defense.

On offense, Tua Tagovailoa was nearly perfect, but Josh Jacobs was the real star of the show. He either juked other trucked every player on the Oklahoma defense on his was to 92 yards combined in rushing and receiving.

If the Tide offense cankeep from stumbling over itself and the defense plays only 3/4 as well as they did in the first, Alabama should cruise to victory.