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HIGHLIGHTS: Tide wins first Orange Bowl in 52 years

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<p zoompage-fontsize="15" style="">College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl - Alabama v Oklahoma

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Here is the post-game presser with Nick Saban and Tide players. Via al.com

And, if you missed some of the game, or want to relive the Tide’s 45-34 nowhere-near-that-close CFP semifinal win, here ya’ go.

With the Tide’s victory over Oklahoma, Alabama avenged its 2013 loss to the Sooners and now moves to 2-3-1 all-time against OU. The Tide also moved to 5-4 all time in the Orange Bowl. It was a bowl game Alabama had not won since 1966, including some heartbreaking losses in that span against Notre Dame (1975) and Michigan (2000). In fairness, Alabama has rarely made Orange Bowl appearances in the previous 40 years, but last night’s physical domination of the Big 12 champs did remove a lot of the bad taste from the fan base’s collective palates.

Like the Tide, we’ll take 24 hours to enjoy this one, and then get our minds right for Clemson-’Bama IV.

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