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NCAA.com | January 2, 2017

Auburn vs. Oklahoma: How to watch, live stream

  Auburn takes on Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2.

Three of Auburn’s four losses have come to teams ranked among the top 17 nationally – including the season opener against No. 2 Clemson and its most recent draw, against No. 1 Alabama. Oklahoma began its season with a 1-2 mark after losses to No. 15 Houston and No. 3 Ohio State, but since then the Sooners have beaten three ranked opponents among nine straight victories – becoming the first team to ever go 9-0 in Big 12 Conference play. No. 14 Auburn earned its Allstate Sugar Bowl invitation by being the highest-ranked Southeastern Conference team not heading to the College Football Playoffs. No. 7 Oklahoma, meanwhile, won the Big 12 title by outscoring league foes by an average of 18.8 points per game.

Game Info

Auburn (8-4) vs. Oklahoma (10-2)

Jan. 2, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

How to watch

Game time: 8:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ESPN

Live stream: You can live stream the Sugar Bowl here. 

Buy tickets: Allstate Sugar Bowl

Players to watch

- Auburn’s Kamryn Pettway ran for 1,123 yards this season on just 185 carries – a robust average of 6.1 yards per pop. The 6-foot, 240-pound sophomore crossed the goal line seven times, although three of his scores came in one game, at Mississippi State on Oct. 8.

- Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield led the nation with an obscene 197.8 passer rating – 14.5 points higher than runner-up Logan Woodside of Toledo. The junior threw 38 touchdown passes and eight interceptions while completing 71.2 percent of his passes. Mayfield ran for six additional scores.

Key Stats

- Oklahoma is making its eighth Sugar Bowl appearance.

- Auburn ranks fifth nationally in scoring defense (15.6 points per game) and 20th in total defense (348.4 yards per game).

- The Sooners rank third nationally in scoring offense (44.7 points per game) and total offense (557.3 yards per game).

- The Tigers have strongly committed to the ground game, compiling 599 carries against a mere 262 pass attempts.

- Sooners wide receiver Dede Westbrook has 34 more receptions (74), 1,016 more receiving yards 1,465) and 10 more receiving touchdowns (16) than his closest teammates.

- Auburn placekicker Daniel Carlson has scored 121 points and missed just four of 30 field-goal attempts – with a 4-for-7 performance from 50-plus yards.  

- Only undefeated teams Alabama and Western Michigan have longer active winning streaks than Oklahoma.