While No. 1 stars Alabama Crimson Tide and No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners tour the University’s rugby awards, the focus of both projects slowly turns to the orange bowl, not everything else.
The most important is the health of the Defender of the Crimson Inflow Tua Tagovaila, whose ankle is held at the awards ceremony of the University football in Atlanta on Thursday evening.
On Saturday, when he joined Oklahoma defender Keller Murray at the Hessman trophy awards ceremony in New York, Tagovailo will definitely face health problems, especially if he participates in a whirlwind news tournament. Win and take off.
The game itself will depend on the health of Tagovailoa, but whether he will have to start or join with the hero of the SEC champion Jalen Hearts has yet to be determined.
Even if Tagovailoa is not struggling, the deep red tide will still be the most popular game, and they can end with the biggest bowl season.
Orange Bowl 2018 odds Info
Main Odds: Alabama-1Money Line: Alabama (-570; $ 570 bid, $ 100 win); Oklahoma (+470; $ 100 bid to win $ 470)
Large / small: 81
Prediction: Alabama 35, Oklahoma 28
It is difficult for both teams to make plans for a defensive game in order to calm down the opponent’s attack.
From the point of view of Oklahoma, if the state of Tagovailo is still awaiting the orange bowl last week, it may be even more difficult.
During a trip to Atlanta and New York this week, Tagovaila was accompanied by Alabama head coach Jeff Allen to take care of his injured ankle.
Despite turning on a motorcycle and ankle boots, a sophomore lefty still believes he will take part in the Orange Bowl, according to Michael Casagrande from AL.com.
“All I know is that I will return to the competition,” said Tagovaila on Friday. “I feel much better. Thank God, we have Jeff Allen. ”
ATLANTA, GAZ – DECEMBER 01: Tua Tagovaila # 13 from Alabama Crimson Tide throws in the interception of the first half of the Georgia bulldog during the 2018 SEC Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on December 1, 2018 After the reaction
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Even if Tagovailoa is ready, a deep red tide must use damage in some cases to get rid of the defense of Oklahoma.
For Tagovailoa, the first quarter of Miami will be difficult, because he feels he can beat himself with his ankle, but as soon as he feels comfortable, he can throw a few touchdown passes.
Murray is not the only hurried threat that Alabama must prepare for, because Kennedy Brooks and Trebow are also able to undergo a defensive attack.
If the deep red tide can make Suners a one-dimensional opportunity, preventing running, then they can focus on putting pressure in their pockets and getting Murray to make the wrong decision.
Since his technique is very good, Murray will use his legs to make some important matches, but most of them should happen in the first half, then Alabama will make the necessary adjustments in half.
In the second half, Tagovailoa and Hurts will compete separately with the defenders of the Sooners, gaining at least 27 points in each of the last five games.
The deep red tide does not cover, but it does not matter for Saban and his players, because they have a chance to repeat the national championship, leaving the orange bowl.