Seminoles heading to Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma in Orlando
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - For the first time since 2011 Florida State will go bowling in Orlando, facing off against the Oklahoma Sooners in the Cheez-It Bowl on December 29th as first reported by Brett McMurphy of the Action Network.
“We are very pleased to be going to the Cheez-It Bowl,” said Florida State Vice President and Athletic Director Michael Alford in a statement released by FSU. “We know that our student-athletes will have a phenomenal experience as the Cheez-It Bowl and the city of Orlando are known for their wonderful hospitality. This matchup of two of the most respected brands in college sports will be a national showcase for both programs, the ACC and Big 12.”
The Seminoles are going bowling for the first time since 2019 and the first time under Mike Norvell, completing a 9-3 regular season that ended with five straight victories. The Sooners finished the 2022 campaign 6-6 including a 3-6 record in Big 12 play under first year HC and former Clemson Defensive Coordinator Brent Venables.
“I am so excited for our team to be selected to play in the Cheez-It Bowl,” said Norvell in a statement. “They have earned this opportunity through hard work, toughness and resiliency this whole year, and I’m incredibly grateful to have one more opportunity to be on the field coaching this year’s team. Playing in the state of Florida will be great for our fans to create an incredible environment during the week and at Camping World Stadium. We are looking forward to this matchup and the opportunity to continue on our CLIMB as a program.”
This will mark the first time the ‘Noles have played OU since a 2011 loss at Doak Campbell Stadium. FSU is 1-6 all time against the Crimson and Cream with its lone victory coming in 1965 at the Gator Bowl under Bill Peterson.
Tickets are currently on sale for the contest at Camping World Stadium with the game set to kick at 5:30 PM with television coverage on ESPN.
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