Spencer Rattler tossed three score passes and ran for another score, Rhamondre Stevenson scrambled for 186 yards and No. 8 Oklahoma beat tenth positioned SEC second place Florida 55-20 on Wednesday night in the Cotton Bowl.
Back in a similar NFL arena where 11 days sooner they won their 6th continuous Enormous 12 title, the Sooners (9-2, No. 6 CFP) leaped out to a 17-0 lead in the initial seven minutes. The 55 focuses were their most ever in a bowl game, while accumulating a Cotton Bowl-record 684 absolute yards.
Rattler tossed a 27-yard TD pass to individual green bean Marvin Mims on the game’s initial drive, and Florida’s first belonging finished with Tre Norwood’s 45-yard interference return for a score. That was the first of three picks tossed by Heisman Prize finalist quarterback Kyle Trask in the principal quarter, after just five all season.Oklahoma played in its 6th back to back New Year’s Six bowl game, however the last three seasons had lost School Football End of the season games elimination round games while surrendering a normal of 54 focuses to various SEC groups.
The Sooners completed this season with an eight-game series of wins. They had begun 0-2 in Large 12 play unexpectedly since 1998, successfully taking them out of season finisher dispute by mid-October.These Gators (8-4, No. 7 CFP) were vastly different than the group that only 11 days sooner fell 52-46 to No. 1 Alabama in the SEC title game, and had arrived at the midpoint of almost 42 focuses a game.
Rattler was the fourth beginning quarterback in the same number of seasons to lead Oklahoma to a Major 12 title, the primary who started his vocation in the program as opposed to coming in as an exchange. He was 14 of 23 passing for 247 yards and ran for 40 yards.Mertz tossed for 130 yards and ran for two short scores for Wisconsin (4-3). The redshirt green bean dropped the football-formed precious stone prize while moving around the storage space in festival, leaving it broke after it tumbled off its base.
With the game tied at 21 late in the second from last quarter, Noah Burks captured Sam Hartman’ pass and returned it 41 yards to set up a 14-yard scoring strike from Mertz to Bricklayer Stokke. Hartman’s passes were taken out on the following three belongings also.
Scott Nelson had a 60-yard capture return, and Collin More stunning restored a get 72 yards to set short TD runs that gave the Badgers a 42-21 lead.
Jack Sanborn had 11 handles and a capture attempt and was the game MVP.
Wake Backwoods (4-5) outgained Wisconsin 518-266 on offense, however the Badgers had 176 return yards off captures.