The grand stage of college football awaits! This December 2023, the historic Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic pits the Missouri Tigers against the Ohio State Buckeyes in a clash that promises fireworks and playoff implications. Buckle up, college football fans, because this is bound to be a thriller.
Missouri, under the ever-brilliant coach Eli Drinkwitz, returned to the Cotton Bowl for the first time since 2017 with a thrilling SEC East championship victory. Sophomore sensation Jayden Martin, quarterback Drew Lock’s heir apparent, has dazzled with his pinpoint throws and electric speed, leading the Tigers to a potent offensive attack. The dynamic duo of running backs, Tank Bigsby and Darius Sims, have anchored the defense all season. In contrast, the Tigers’ stingy defense, anchored by All-SEC linebacker Marcus Harris, has proven equally formidable.
Meanwhile, Ohio State, a perennial powerhouse under legendary coach Ryan Day, enters the Cotton Bowl looking to bounce back from a heartbreaking loss in the Big Ten Championship Game. Led by talented but enigmatic quarterback C.J. Stroud, the Buckeyes boast a formidable aerial attack featuring stars Jaxon Smith-Nzigba and Julian Fleming. However, questions remain about the consistency of their offensive line and a defense that has proven weak at times.
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: Live and Start time
The 2024 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic will begin at 1:00 PM CST on December 29, 2023, at historic AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Fans across the country can watch the action live on ESPN, while those unable to tune in can follow the game via dedicated radio broadcasts and live updates on social media.
|Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
|December 29, 2023
|8:00 PM CST
|AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
How do you watch the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Game?
Cotton Bowl: Missouri vs Ohio State
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Cotton Bowl Classic Best Matches:
|Why it was EPIC!
|Texas A&M vs. Texas
|Nicknamed the “Ice Bowl,” this bitterly cold December day saw Aggies QB Kyle Rote lead his team to victory on a frozen field, cementing A&M’s first SWC title.
|Rice vs. Tennessee
|Rice’s “Cinderella Owls,” the first team from Texas to play in the Bowl, stunned heavily favored Tennessee, launching coach Jess Neely into national spotlight.
|Arkansas vs. Texas
|The “Game of the Century,” featuring future legends like Joe Namath and Bobby Bell, saw Arkansas edge Texas thanks to a controversial fumble recovery, changing the landscape of college football.
|Notre Dame vs. Texas
|Irish quarterback Tom Czonka lit up Dallas with four touchdown passes, leading Notre Dame to a dominant victory and solidifying them as a national contender.
|Houston vs. Nebraska
|This underdog classic saw Houston defy the odds and upset powerhouse Nebraska thanks to a late field goal by kicker Allen Shaver.
|Kansas State vs. Virginia Tech
|Bill Snyder’s Wildcats completed a magical turnaround season with a decisive Cotton Bowl victory, claiming their first Big 12 title.
|Oklahoma vs. Texas
|Sam Bradford unleashed an offensive show on the Longhorns, setting Cotton Bowl records for passing yards and total offense in a Sooners blowout.
|Alabama vs. Michigan State
|Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide rolled over the Spartans with a suffocating defense and Heisman-worthy performance from quarterback Jake Coker.
|Oklahoma vs. LSU
|Jalen Hurts and Joe Burrow lit up the scoreboard in a high-scoring thriller, with the Sooners ultimately emerging victorious in Lincoln Riley’s Cotton Bowl debut.
|Missouri vs. Ohio State
|Will the Tigers roar to victory or will the Buckeyes reign supreme? Tune in December 29th to witness the next chapter in Cotton Bowl history!
What teams go to the Cotton Bowl?
This prestigious bowl game is part of the College Football Playoff and hosts two top-ranked teams not necessarily affiliated with any specific conference. So, the particular teams going to the Cotton Bowl Classic change every year based on the final College Football Playoff rankings. For example, the 2023 Cotton Bowl will feature the Missouri Tigers vs. the Ohio State Buckeyes on December 29.
Where is the 2024 Goodyear Cotton Bowl?
AT&T Stadium is a state-of-the-art stadium that is the home of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). It is also a popular venue for major college football games, including the Cotton Bowl. The stadium has a capacity of over 80,000 fans and is sure to be packed for the 2024 Cotton Bowl Classic.
Here is some additional information about the 2024 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic:
- Date: December 29, 2023
- Time: 8:00 PM CST
- Teams: Missouri Tigers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes
- Tickets: Tickets are available for purchase on the Cotton Bowl website.
What is the capacity of the Cotton Bowl?
- Lower bowl: 56,800 seats
- Upper deck: 35,300 seats
The stadium underwent a significant expansion in 2008, which added the complete encircling of the second deck and increased the overall capacity by over 20,000. This expansion was aimed at making the Cotton Bowl more competitive for hosting major college football bowl games and events.
It’s worth noting that the Cotton Bowl has occasionally exceeded its official capacity for specific events. For example, the 2009 Texas vs. Oklahoma game drew a record crowd of 96,009, thanks to temporary additional seating.
How many bowl games are played in Missouri?
- Gateway Bowl (1940-1942): Played at St. Louis’s Sportsman’s Park.
- Salad Bowl (1946-1951): Played at Kansas City’s Municipal Stadium.
- Missouri Invitational (1952-1956): Played at Columbia’s Faurot Field.