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Flashback: Sooners Meet Auburn in 1972 Sugar Bowl

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Oklahoma's football team will meet Auburn in the Sugar Bowl on January 2 at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

It will be just the second meeting ever between the two teams.

They met after the 1971 regular season in the Sugar Bowl at Tulane Stadium.

OU won 40-22, dominating the first half to take a 31-0 lead to halftime.

Oklahoma quarterback Jack Mildren rushed for 149 yards on 30 carries and scored three touchdowns to win Sugar Bowl MVP honors.

OU set a Sugar Bowl record by rushing for 439 yards, a record that still stands today.

Auburn was led by Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan, who was 20 for 44 passing for 250 yards,  most of it in the second half when the Sooners had taken control of the game.

The Sooners finished the season 11-1 and ranked second in the country behind Nebraska, who had beaten OU in the "Game of the Century" on Thanksgiving Day, 1971.

This Sugar Bowl highlight video is narrated by former Channel 4 newscaster Jack Ogle.