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2014 Cotton Bowl Preview

The Oklahoma State Cowboys will face the Missouri Tigers in the Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium (formerly Cowboys Stadium) in the 2014 Cotton Bowl. Both teams lost their final games of the season that would have won them their respective conferences, as well as BCS bowl invites, but their loss is the Metroplex’s gain. This is one of the best match ups in college football this season, and Mizzou will try to prove it’s better than the conference it left behind.

IThe Tigers won their first five games of the season, including victories over Georgia and Florida, before losing by a field goal against South Carolina. They then won the rest of their regular season games before reaching the SEC titles game against Auburn. Now they’ll see Mike Gundy’s Cowboys in Arlington, and Oklahoma State will feel like it has something to prove after being so close to a BCS game as well.

2013 Cotton Bowl Game Preview:
The Cotton Bowl, played annually since 1937, is pitting the Oklahoma Sooners against former Big 12 team Texas A&M in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Recently making the move to Cowboys Stadium in 2010, the bowl is perhaps the most prestigious non-BCS bowl and both teams were narrowly passed over for BCS bowl game bids. The Aggies feature Heisman frontrunner Johnny Manziel at QB, who led A&M to a program-defining win against Alabama in their inaugural SEC season. Oklahoma lost only two Notre Dame and Kansas State in 2012, and they are perennial national championship candidates.

Due to the proximity to both conferences that participate, the Cotton Bowl is always a hot ticket and will always bring top quality football to the field.

2012 Cotton Bowl Game Preview:
Two of the hottest teams in college football this season are getting together in Arlington to face off in the 2012 Cotton Bowl Classic.  The Kansas State Wildcats from the Big 12 and the Arkansas Razorbacks from the SEC should bring plenty of fire to this big game.  K-State and the Hawgs both have high scoring offenses, so expect the scoreboard at Cowboys Stadium to be lit up like 4th of July.  Wildcats Head Coach Bill Synder will be looking for his 7th bowl game victory, while the Razorbacks Head Coach Bobby Petrino is trying to win his 11th game in an impressive season for Arkansas.

2011 Cotton Bowl Game Preview:
While the Cotton Bowl is being played for the first time in Arlington’s Cowboy Stadium (and the Cotton Bowl is hosting the inaugural TicketCity Bowl), the match-up rekindles an old school rivalry between Texas A&M and LSU. The Tigers were a win away against the Arkansas Razorbacks from reaching a BCS bowl, but an uneven season led by unsteady quarterback play and a fading defense came back to haunt them in their last regular season game. It was a strong season for Les Miles’ squad, however, with wins over top-20 teams, a top-10 defense and a run-heavy offense that saw its leading rusher (Stevan Ridley) only run for 211 yard less than its top passer (Jordan Jefferson) threw for.

While the Tigers’ season has been uneven, the Aggies’ has been a roller coaster. They began 2010 with a 3-3 record, but then reeled off six wins, two against top-10 Nebraska and Oklahoma teams. Those wins put them at the second spot in the Big 12 and scooped up by the in-state bowl.  The reason for the streak? Most would point to the switches made in the quarterback (from Ryan Tannehill to Jerrod Johnson) and running back (Cyrus Gray to Christine Michael) mid-season. Whatever it was, this renewed rivalry couldn't have been better timed, or set at a better location. This Cotton Bowl is sure to be one remembered as another great game in the memories of Tiger and Aggie fans.

2010 Cotton Bowl Game Preview:
The 2009 Cotton Bowl features a great matchup between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Mississippi Rebels. The Cowboys head to Dallas led by quarterback Zac Robinson and running back Keith Toston; OSU is coming off a strong season in-which they finished 2nd in the Big 12 South. Ole Miss returns to Dallas, which is the home city of their star quarterback Jevan Snead. The sideline matchup of Rebels coach Houston Nutt versus Oklahoma St coach Mike Gundy should make for exciting Cotton Bowl. 2010 will also mark the first year the Cotton Bowl is being played at the new Cowboys Stadium in Irving, Texas. Cowboys Stadium provides a tremendous atmosphere for a college football game, which should make the Cotton Bowl one of the best games this bowl season.

The new Cowboys stadium is state of the art and should provide a totally different experience than any other previous Cotton Bowl game. Since 1937 the Cotton Bowl game was played at the Cotton Bowl stadium in south Dallas. No longer will fans sit through freezing cold January bowl game at an outdoor stadium, the new Cotton Bowl will have all of the comforts of the finest NFL stadium in America.

2009 Cotton Bowl Game Preview:
Come to Dallas, Texas to watch the historic Cotton Bowl game played in 2009. This game has been played since 1937, and is currently held at the Cotton Bowl stadium. This bowl game hosts the Big 12 vs. the SEC – two major college football conferences. The fight this year will be a good one, so make it to the Cotton Bowl at Cotton Bowl stadium in Dallas before the game changes venues in 2010 to the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas!

Cotton Bowl stadium has a new look this season. The stadium has expanded, adding deck seating over the south end-zone. This will boost the available seating capacity to over 92,000 seats. This means the Cotton Bowl Classic will be that much louder this year, and you can bet that there will be plenty more tickets to your college football experience.

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11/23/2014 4:17:39 AM on TCWEB2