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Oklahoma's Kyler Murray looks to shake off a cold and Alabama's daunting defense

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Now we know what it takes to slow down the best player in college football.

Cough due to cold. Perhaps a touch of fever.

Kyler Murray clears his throat and says: "I was feeling really bad. I didn't really know what it was."

The Oklahoma quarterback, just back from a victory tour as the Heisman Trophy winner, felt sick enough this week that he skipped practice with his team.

But Murray insists he will be ready for top-ranked Alabama and its formidable defense in

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