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Who are the referees for Sugar Bowl: Kansas State vs. Alabama?

Here’s the full officiating crew for Saturday’s game in The Big Easy as part of the New Year’s Six.

Referee Larry Smith blows his whistle during the Capital One Orange Bowl college football game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the North Carolina Tar Heels on January 2, 2021 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Alabama Crimson Tide (10-2) take on the Kansas State Wildcats (10-3) in the Sugar Bowl on December 31 at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans. Kickoff is set for noon ET. Alabama is a 7.5-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook and the point total is installed at 56.

Alabama will be looking to prove that they belonged in the College Football Playoff, while Big 12 champion Kansas State will be on the hunt for what would arguably be the biggest win of their season.

The officiating crew for the matchup comes from the Big Ten. Since Alabama represents the SEC and Kansas State enters from the Big 12, neither team will have in-conference referees on the field.

Here is the referee crew that has been assembled for the Sugar Bowl, which all come from the Big Ten Conference:

Referee: Larry Smith
Umpire: Ken Zelmanski
Head Lines: Ryan McDonald
Line Judge: Jeff Szink
Field Judge: Kyle DeBuse
Side Judge: Gaylon Williams
Back Judge: Dennis Morris
Center Judge: Tom Riepenhoff
Alternates: Kole Knueppel
Replay: Dave Witvoet
Communicator: Nick Baniel