Oklahoma (10-2) finished at #7 in the final College Football Playoff Rankings and will now travel to New Orleans to face the #14 Auburn Tigers in the Sugar Bowl. The back-to-back Big 12 champions will me making their 50th bowl appearance and are putting their nine-game winning streak on the line against an Auburn team that finished 8-4 overall and went 5-3 in the SEC (tied with LSU for second in West division).
Oklahoma has an all-time bowl record of 28-20-1 and are making their 18th consecutive appearance under Bob Stoops, who is 1-1 in the Big Easy. Stoops and the Sooners lost to LSU (21-14) in the 2003 BCS title game and upset Alabama (45-31) in 2013. Oklahoma is 5-2 overall in Sugar Bowl appearances.
Only two schools entered this season with longer active consecutive streaks of bowl appearances recognized by the NCAA: Virginia Tech (23) and Georgia (19).
The Sooners have faced Auburn one other time in the Sugar Bowl, when Jack Mildren led OU to a then-school-record 439 rushing yards in a 40-22 win.