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2016 Schedule
8-4, 2nd in SEC - West
Pettway is Auburn's key vs. Oklahoma (2:48)
Which bowl matchup is best? (2:07)
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Latest recruiting news for New Year's Six bowl teams

The final College Football Playoff rankings are out, and the New Year's Six bowl matchups are set. Here's all the recruiting news for the teams in the New Year's Six bowl games.


Sugar should be sweet for Sooners

Auburn's defense thwarted the likes of Clemson and Alabama for significant periods. But Adam Rittenberg doesn't see the Tigers being able to tame Baker Mayfield & Co. all night. Bowl predictions

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Sugar Bowl: Auburn Tigers vs. Oklahoma Sooners

Will Auburn be able to slow down Oklahoma's pair of Heisman contenders -- Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook -- in the Sugar Bowl?

Conference pride on the line when Auburn faces Oklahoma (2:23)
Who will win in the West? (4:38)

Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer 

Gus Malzahn is pretty certain his Auburn team will be back to full strength when they play Oklahoma in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. "We had some [injuries] to impact players late in the season that really hurt us, and I feel pretty confident now, 30 days away, that we'll have everybody close to 100 percent."

Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer 

So Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops took questions on tonight's Allstate Sugar Bowl teleconference from a helicopter. Stoops was in the process of landing in New York City for the Hall of Fame banquet. The Sooners will face Auburn next month in New Orleans.

How will Auburn fare against OU's explosive offense? (3:22)
Malzahn confident QB White will return for Sugar Bowl (3:51)
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Sooners favored in Allstate Sugar Bowl

No. 7 Oklahoma meets No. 14 Auburn on Jan. 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET. ESPN's FPI slightly favors the Sooners, who've won nine straight after a 1-2 start. Full bowl schedule

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New Year's 6: CFP also-ran Penn State gets USC

The other New Year's Six matchups: Michigan-Florida State in the Orange Bowl, USC-Penn State in the Rose Bowl, Auburn-Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl, Western Michigan-Wisconsin in the Cotton Bowl.

Which teams were selected for the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl? (2:03)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

The Auburn defense went 10 weeks without allowing a rushing touchdown until it faced Alabama. What a matchup in the Allstate Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma and backs Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon, who have combined for 2,225 yards and 19 rushing scores.

Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite four losses, Auburn is the second-highest ranked SEC team behind Alabama and will play Oklahoma in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET. It's the Tigers' first trip to the Sugar Bowl since 2004 when they beat Virginia Tech to cap off an undefeated season.

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Final New Year's Six bowl projections

Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy agree on the matchups for the Cotton, Rose and Sugar Bowls, but they disagree on the Orange Bowl matchup. Bowl projections

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Alabama is 101-3 under Nick Saban after taking a two-touchdown lead, and the three losses are pretty memorable. In 2010 against Auburn, Cam Newton rallied the Tigers back from a 21-0 deficit. In 2013 at Auburn, the Tigers overcame a 21-7 deficit and won on the "kick six." In the Sugar Bowl after the 2014 season, Ohio State overcame a 21-6 deficit.

Who's coming to dethrone the Tide? (3:38)

Team Stats

Passing Yards170.8112th
Rushing Yards278.56th
Points For32.348th
Points Against15.65th