The Cotton Bowl 2021 game is shaping up to be a massive event, with the Oklahoma Sooners and Florida Gators meeting at AT Stadium on New Year's Eve—and tickets are now available at every price range for those wishing to see the game live in Arlington!
Both teams come into this game with 10-1 records, but the Gators are ranked No. 6 in the AP poll while the Sooners are unranked. This will be Oklahoma's third trip to the Cotton Bowl after losing last year's game to Texas A&M 38-28 before falling to Alabama in the semifinals of the College Football Playoff.
Florida has been making headlines this season for all the right reasons, as they have dominated most of their games this year. The only loss they have suffered was against SEC rival Georgia which makes this matchup very interesting. Oklahoma has been very successful this year, winning their first ten games before losing to Iowa State in Week 11. They will look to get back into the CFP race with a win over Florida.
This game will be played just a few days before Christmas and will start at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The location will be Arlington's AT Stadium which is about an hour drive from Dallas. This will be the second time these two schools have met in the Cotton Bowl, with Florida defeating Oklahoma 35-31 back in 2008.
2020 Cotton Bowl The Florida Gators will face the Oklahoma Sooners in the 2020 Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium, according to the program, which was revealed on Sunday. The Cotton Bowl will be held on December 30, 2020, at 8 p.m. Eastern. The game will be televised by ESPN.
The Gators will be playing in their third consecutive New Year's Day bowl game and second straight against an SEC team (first time that has happened since 2015). UF is 3-0 all time in the game. The last time out for the Gators was a 38-28 win over South Carolina in the Liberty Bowl back in 2009. That's the only postseason appearance for Florida during the Chizik era.
Coach Dan Mullen's squad finished the season 12-1 (8-1 SEC), winning its ninth straight game before losing 41-14 to Georgia in the SEC Championship. It was the Gators' first loss this year coming down to the final minute of regulation. Quarterback Jalen Tabor threw for 2,894 yards and 26 touchdowns with just three interceptions while running back Jordan Scarlett had 1,272 yards and 13 scores on the ground.
Oklahoma also went 12-1 (7-1 Big 12) and won the conference title before falling to Iowa State 42-20 in the Big 12 Championship.
The 2020 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic will pit Oklahoma against Florida at AT Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The game will be played on January 2, 2020.
The Oklahoma Sooners enter the game with a 10-3 record while the Florida Gators are 7-5. The Cotton Bowl was originally known as the Bluebonnet Bowl until 1989 when it became the New Year's Day Bowl. In 1990, it was renamed the Cotton Bowl due to a sponsorship agreement with cotton manufacturer Goodyear.
Florida and Oklahoma have met twice before with each team winning one game. The first meeting was in 1977 when Oklahoma defeated Florida 3-0. From 1986 to 1995, the two teams met every year except 1992 when Florida withdrew because of concerns about security after the Oklahoma City bombing. In 2011, the two teams again met in the Orange Bowl with Florida defeating Oklahoma 28-19.
In addition to their match up in the 2020 Cotton Bowl, these two schools also meet every year in the annual Oklahoma vs. Texas rivalry game that takes place in Dallas during Thanksgiving week. The winner of this game goes on to play Florida in the next Cotton Bowl season.
Texas has won five out of the six meetings between these two schools.
Share Oklahoma Sooners Football: OU will meet Florida in the Cotton Bowl. In the 2020 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, the Oklahoma Sooners (8-2) face the No. 7 Florida Gators. The New Year's Six bowl game is set to begin on December. 21, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. CT on ABC from Arlington Texas.
Florida enters the game with an 8-2 record while Oklahoma is also 8-2 but has one loss being ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll. The last time these two teams met was in 2019 when Florida beat Oklahoma 38-28 in Gainesville. That victory sent Florida into the season finale against Georgia without a national title hope. This year's matchup will not affect either team's seeding in the NCAA Tournament since they both have unblemished records so far this season. However, if Florida wins the game then it would clinch its third straight 10-win season which would be good for first place in the SEC East.
Florida is coming off a 35-31 win over Missouri in its last game. In that contest, Feleipe Franks completed 22 of 33 passes for 274 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran for 58 yards. Quinton Flowers had 12 carries for 117 yards and a touchdown and Jordan Scarlett had eight catches as a receiver for 112 yards and another score.
The 2020 Cotton Bowl will be broadcast on ESPN on Wednesday, December 30th at 8 p.m. ET. The Cotton Bowl Classic brings together the top two ranked teams in the country every year. This year's game features No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 1 Alabama with the Crimson Tide looking to secure their second consecutive title and third overall.
The Cotton Bowl has been played every year since 1932 when both schools were still in Arkansas. Oklahoma has won six games while Alabama has taken home the trophy eight times. The last time these two teams met was 2015 when Alabama defeated Oklahoma 42-35 in Arlington, Texas.
The winner of the Cotton Bowl earns the Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship and a spot in the College Football Playoff. The loser goes home disappointed but still has another great season to look forward to.
The University of Alabama has dominated the matchup between these two schools for many years now. However, this year's Oklahoma team looks like they could give the Tide some trouble. If Oklahoma wins tonight's game then they will be heading to Dallas for next week's Cotton Bowl.
The Cotton Bowl, one of the year's most anticipated college bowl games, will also host the playoff semifinals leading up to the College Football National Championship in January 2022! It will air in prime time on ESPN on Friday, December 31, 2021, live from AT Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The game will start at 8:00 p.m. CST.
The Cotton Bowl has been played every year since 1938 when there was no post-season tournament in place. It is currently one of four college football bowls that use a rotating selection process to determine which team will play in it. The others are the Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl and Fiesta Bowl. The Cotton Bowl belongs to the Big 12 and SEC conferences, with Nebraska joining last year as the first non-divisional opponent to win the game. Virginia joined them this year after winning the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) title. In addition to these two new members, Iowa and Missouri have also won the game. Virginia Tech has lost all five appearances it has made against Big 12 opponents.
The winner of the Cotton Bowl goes on to play the winner of the Pac-12 vs. SEC Championship Game for the right to play in the Rose Bowl. If those two teams are still tied, then the winner of the Michigan State vs. Clemson game will play in Pasadena. The last three winners have gone on to beat the favored team from their respective conference champions. This year's Cotton Bowl features No. 2 Nebraska vs. No.