Fans who watch Alabama football live every Saturday know the SEC’s dirtiest secret: Bama football has an offense. A potent one, too. While casual fans think of Nick Saban’s Alabama teams as defense only, the No. 1 Crimson Tide showed against Auburn this year that they can hold their own in a shootout. That may be necessary as they face the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2014 Sugar Bowl. Ohio State has a talented but shallow defense, so Bama will need to fire on all cylinders. If you can’t watch Alabama vs Ohio State game live on TV, you can watch Alabama vs Ohio State football online free Sugar Bowl live stream as well.
Kickoff for the Alabama vs Ohio State Sugar Bowl is scheduled for 8:30 EST / 5:30 PST from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Fans should turn out in droves to watch Alabama football live in the heart of the SEC, so the Superdome crowd will be mostly pressing the Crimson Tide to roll on. They’ll have to wait until the Oregon vs Florida State Rose Bowl game is over.
Alabama QB Blake Sims had a huge season for the Tide, completing 64.8% of his passes for 3,250 yards and 26 touchdowns. He was sacked 10 times and had seven interceptions, though, which could be factors as we watch Sugar Bowl online free or on TV today.
In today’s Alabama vs Ohio State football game the Buckeyes defense will try to keep up their record of pressuring the quarterback. Presuming they get to Sims, watch Alabama football live to see the Tide’s leading rusher, T.J. Yeldon, to buck the Buckeyes. Though Yeldon has been injured and is technically a game-time decision, Nick Saban said he practiced all week and is expected to play as we watch Sugar Bowl online free or on TV today. That’s good for Bama fans, as Yeldon rushed for 925 yards this season, so he’ll be missed if he can’t play in tonight’s Alabama vs Ohio State football game.
The Ohio State football team has a good running back of its own to rely on. As we watch Sugar Bowl online free, sophomore RB Ezekiel Elliott will look to build on his outstanding 1,402-yard and 12-TD season. Complementing Elliott as we watch Alabama football live vs Ohio State football in the Sugar Bowl is Buckeyes halfback Dontre Wilson. Wilson has been watching Ohio State football from the sidelines since early November, when he broke his foot against Michigan State. Wilson is scheduled to play for the Buckeyes as we watch Sugar Bowl online free or on TV tonight.
Both the Buckeyes and Crimson Tide also have big weapons at the wide receiver position. Fans who watch Ohio State football have been entertained by Jalin Marshall and Devin Smith. Crimson Tide fans, meanwhile, have watch Alabama football live and enjoyed the Heisman-finalist season of Amari Cooper. Cooper this season caught passes for 1,656 yards and 14 touchdowns, making him a big hurdle for the Ohio State defense as we watch Sugar Bowl online free tonight.
Other than actual on-field logistics, the 2014 Sugar Bowl is a showdown between the Big Ten and SEC. And more specifically, this is Ohio State, which is officially 0-10 against the SEC in a bowl game due to vacating the 2011 Sugar Bowl. Two of those losses? The Ohio State vs Alabama football game in 1978 and the Bama vs Ohio State Citrus Bowl in 1995.
If you’re not near a TV, you can watch Alabama vs Ohio State football online free Sugar Bowl live stream on the Watch ESPN website. You can also use the Watch ESPN app on your tablet, smartphone or game console. The 2014 Sugar Bowl is televised live on ESPN, so to watch Bama vs Ohio State game online free live you’ll need to subscribe to that station.