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Arie Kouandijo’s forced fumble of T.J. Yeldon summed up Alabama’s first half in the Sugar Bowl (GIF)

Nick Bromberg
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If you're looking for an encapsulation of Alabama's first half against Oklahoma in Thursday night's Sugar Bowl, you're at the right spot.

In the second quarter, Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon ran for three yards to Oklahoma's eight-yard-line where he fumbled because he ran into offensive lineman Arie Kouandijo.

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After Yeldon's fumble -- one of three Alabama turnovers in the first half -- Oklahoma's Trevor Knight hit Jalen Saunders for a 43-yard touchdown and a 24-17 lead. After a second AJ McCarron interception, Oklahoma scored again for a 31-17 margin at the break.

That last touchdown of the first half? It can be summed up with this:

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Will we see an upset that rivals Central Florida's win over Baylor? We'll find out in the second half.

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Nick Bromberg is the assistant editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at nickbromberg@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

 

 

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