By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On January 3, 2017 at 1:52 am EST
The No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners has won the Allstate Sugar Bowl. They defeated the No. 14 Auburn Tigers 35-19 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Monday night in New Orleans, La.
The Sooners capped off their season to go 11-2. The Tigers ended their campaign with an 8-5 mark.
Oklahoma has won both meetings, which both came in the Sugar Bowl. They also won 40-22 in the 1972 Sugar Bowl.
The sooners won their first bowl game since Jan. 2, 2014 when they defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 45-31 in the 80th Sugar Bowl.
Auburn had 493 yards. Tigers quarterback Sean White had 35 passing yards and 15 rushing yards.
Running back Kerryon Johnson had 33 rushing yards. But on his lone pass attempt, he threw a one-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Harris with two seconds left in the game.
On his lone rushing attempt of the game, Chandler Cox scored on a three-yard rushing touchdown.
Tigers kicker Daniel Carlson made two field goals.
Oklahoma had 820 yards. Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield had 296 passing yards and 34 rushing yards.
He accounted for two touchdown passes. Mayfield first hit Mark Andrews for a 13-yard touchdown.
He then hit Dede Westbrook for a seven-yard touchdown.
Sooners running back Joe Mixon was playing in his first game since a video surfaced that showed he punched a female a few years ago. He was suspended for the entire 2014 season for the incident.
Mixon had 91 rushing yards. He also had two rushing touchdowns.
Samaje Perine, also a running back, became the Sooners all-time leading rusher. He finished the game with 86 rushing yards and had 4,122 yards in his career.
He broke the school record that belonged to former Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims, who had 4,118 rushing yards.
Perine also had a two-yard rushing touchdown.
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