The 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl is set to feature two of the nation's greatest traditional powers, and two of the most recognizable brands in college football, when No. 3 Alabama meets No. 11 Oklahoma.
The matchup marks a meeting of two teams at a crossroads. The Crimson Tide will enter the Superdome looking to recover from a jarring loss to archrival Auburn and hoping to set Nick Saban's recent dynasty back on course going into the 2014 season and beyond.
Across the way, the Sooners are flying high after a thrilling upset win over rival Oklahoma State and making their first appearance in a BCS bowl since 2010.
Alabama is looking to hold onto its place among the elite programs in college football, while Oklahoma is beating on the door, trying to break into that upper echelon.
Under the bright lights of the Superdome, something will have to give.
Time: Thursday, Jan. 2, 7:30 p.m. ET
Place: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.