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The Sooners found their Orange Bowl success particularly sweet.
Finally, the Sooners command some respect. Heading into its 13-2 victory over Florida State in the Orange Bowl, Oklahoma had to endure a debate about which team should be No. 1 when (seldom "if") the Seminoles won. It was as if Oklahoma was the nation's only unbeaten team by a fluke. The Sooners ended the debate with a ball-control offense and a hard-nosed defense that shut down mighty FSU.
Frozen Moment: Sooners force a fumble
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Oklahoma vs. Florida State
Oklahoma's Derrick Strait knocks away a Florida State pass on a game-saving play.
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Oklahoma's Rocky Calmus hits Chris Weinke from behind, causing the key fumble.
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Oklahoma's Quentin Griffin scampers 10 yards for the game's only touchdown.
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D.J. Williams scores on a 19-yard pass from Ken Dorsey to regain the lead in the third quarter.
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Orange Bowl wrap
There are several reasons Oklahoma beat Florida State in the BCS title game. But perhaps the biggest killer was time of possession.
Florida State's senior class leaves with a 56-6 overall record the last five years, but just one championship.
The No. 13 jersey that peered out underneath Snoop Minnis' black denim jacket could have made the difference in Oklahoma's 13-2 national championship-clinching victory.
In-depth analysis from ABC Sports on the Rose, Fiesta, Sugar and Orange Bowls.
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