Florida, Oklahoma earn date in national title game

Published 7:42 pm Sunday, December 7, 2008

It’s official: Oklahoma and Florida will play for the BCS national championship.

The Sooners and Gators finished atop the BCS standings Sunday and will meet Jan. 8 in Miami for the title.

Both teams are 12-1 and coming off wins in their conference title games Saturday. The Sooners routed Missouri 62-21 to win the Big 12. The Gators beat Alabama 31-20 in the Southeastern Conference.

Alabama, as an at-large team, also earned a BCS bowl bid. As expected, the Crimson Tide will meet unbeaten and No. 7 Utah on Jan. 2 at the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.