Photo report: Tide & Sooners do battle

Alabama and the Tide coaches let it all hang out Saturday, pulling off spectacular plays in the kicking game and shutting down the Sooner rushing attack. <br><br>But in the end Oklahoma's speed and Bama's own mistakes were too much to overcome on the road, as the Tide lost 37-27.

Alabama defenders Waine Bacon (24), Brooks Daniels (18) and Antwan Odom (98) gang up on Oklahoma running back Quentin Griffin (22) Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, during first half action in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Jerry Laizure)


Alabama head coach Dennis Franchione watches a replay on the scorebaord Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, during the first half against Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. Second-ranked Oklahoma defeated Alabama, 37-27. (AP Photo/Jackson Laizure)


Alabama flanker Sam Collins (7) pulls in a pass in front of Oklahoma defender Andre Woolfolk (17) Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, during the second half in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Jackson Laizure)


Alabama quarterback Brodie Croyle (12) looks downfield for a receiver as Oklahoma defender Tommie Harris (97) pressures during first half action. (AP Photo/Jerry Laizure)


Alabama defensive end Kindal Moorehead (54) closes in on Oklahoma running back Quentin Griffin (22) Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, during first half action. (AP Photo/Jerry Laizure)


Wide receiver Antwone Savage #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners can't hold on to a pass as Carlos Andrews #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide knocks it out of his hands in the second quarter. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)


Linebacker Pasha Jackson #53 of the Oklahoma Sooners sacks quarterback Tyler Watts #14 of the Alabama Crimson Tide in the last two minutes. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)


Quarterback Nate Hybl #8 of the Oklahoma Sooners tosses the football as he gets caught by linebacker Cornelius Wortham #16 of the Alabama Crimson Tide in the fourth quarter. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)



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