The most exciting time of the college football slate is upon us. Bowl season is underway and two teams will represent the state of Oklahoma: No. 4. Oklahoma and No. 25 Oklahoma State.
Here’s an overview of each team’s bowl game:
No. 4. Oklahoma Sooners
What: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (College Football Playoff Semifinal)
Opponent: No. 1 LSU
When: Dec. 28 (3 p.m. CT)
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta)
— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) December 8, 2019
A trip to the national championship game is on the line in this intriguing matchup.
Dual-threat quarterback Jalen Hurts, who has amassed 50 total touchdowns (32 passing, 18 rushing), anchors Big Ten champion Oklahoma (12-1).
The Sooners ranked 12th in rushing yards (251.2), 16th in points (43.2) and 16th in passing yards (303) nationally. Associated Press All-America first team wide receiver CeeDee Lamb has amassed 58 receptions, 1,208 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Oklahoma will be without three players (starting defensive end Ronnie Perkins, running back Rhamondre Stevenson and receiver Trejan Bridges) due to suspensions, according to ESPN.
Undefeated LSU (13-0) returns for its second consecutive game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, having already captured the SEC title vs. Georgia at the same site.
In their last meeting, LSU defeated Oklahoma 21-14 in the 2004 BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans.
LSU boasts the Home Depot Coach of the Year (Ed Orgeron), as well as the winners of the Heisman Trophy (quarterback Joe Burrow), Thorpe Award (safety Grant Delpit) and Biletnikoff Award (wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase). LSU is second nationally in passing yards (386.8).
With a victory against LSU in the CFP semifinals, Oklahoma would travel to New Orleans for the national championship (Jan. 13) vs. No. 2. Ohio State or No. 3 Clemson.
No. 25 Oklahoma State Cowboys
What: Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl
Opponent: Texas A&M
When: Dec. 27 (5:45 p.m. CT)
Where: NRG Stadium (Houston)
We are headed to Houston for our 14th-straight bowl game!
Get your tickets now and join us there!
— Cowboy Football 🇨🇦🤠 (@CowboyFB) December 8, 2019
Oklahoma State (8-4) finished third in the Big 12 Conference. Led by running back Chuba Hubbard (1,936 yards, 21 touchdowns), the Cowboys rank 16th nationally in rushing yards (236.3). Safety Kolby Harvell-Peel has recorded five interceptions.
Texas A&M (7-5) posted the fourth-best record in the West division of the SEC. The Aggies are 0-5 this season against ranked opponents. Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond has totaled 26 touchdowns (19 passing, seven rushing).
For a complete break down on all the bowl match-ups including in-depth coverage of the CFB playoffs and national championship game, watch the College Bowl Preview show on YurView Oklahoma (Cox Channel 3) – Wednesday 7:30 pm & Thursday 9:00 pm CT.