Oklahoma State versus Miami football Cheez-it Bowl game information

ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 28:. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 28:. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

The Miami football team will return to Orlando where they last won a bowl game to play Oklahoma State in the Cheez-it Bowl.

The Miami football team last won a bowl game with a 31-14 victory over West Virginia in the 2016 Russell Athletic Bowl. That game is now known as the Cheez-it bowl. Miami will play Oklahoma State on Tuesday afternoon with a 5:30 Kickoff at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.

The Hurricanes are coming off an abysmal 62-26 loss to North Carolina two weeks ago that ended a five-game losing streak. A win will allow the Miami football team to finish the season with just two losses for the first time since 2003 and give the Hurricanes a nine-win season for only the sixth time since then.

Oklahoma State enters the Cheeze-it bowl with a 7-3 record which is their best since finishing 10-3 from 2015-17. Miami defeated Oklahoma State 41-3 during their 1991 National Championship season in the only time the teams played. The Hurricanes and Cowboys are linked by Hall of Fame coach Jimmy Johnson.

Johnson was 29-25-3 in four years at Oklahoma State and 52-9 in five years at Miami before leaving for the NFL and the Dallas Cowboys following the 1988 season. Johnson left Oklahoma State after the 1983 season. Current Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy played in Stillwater from 1986-89.

"Game Information:2020 Cheez-It Bowl, Tuesday, December 29, 20205:30 p.m. ET | ESPN, Orlando, Fla.Camping World Stadium (65,000)#21/RV OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS (7-3, 6-3 ACC)HEAD COACH: Mike Gundy (Oklahoma State, 1990) | CAREER: 136-67 (16th season) | AT OSU: 136-67 (16th)#18/#18 MIAMI HURRICANES (8-2, 7-2 ACC)HEAD COACH: Manny Diaz (Florida State, 1995) | CAREER: 14-9 (second season) | AT MIAMI: 14-9 (second)Courtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com"

After starting the season 4-0, Oklahoma State has alternated wins and losses over their last six games. Oklahoma State has losses to Texas, Oklahoma and TCU. The Cowboys 41-13 loss to Oklahoma in the bedlem rivalry was their version of the Miami losses to Clemson and North Carolina.

The Cowboys have struggled in close games going 3-2 this season. Oklahoma State closed the season with a 42-3 victory over Baylor. The Cowboys will enter the game with more momentum but have not been consistent over the second half of the season. Miami has mostly been a more consistent team.

"Broadcast Information:Television (ESPN)• Dave O’Brien (play by play)• Tim Hasselbeck (color)• Katie George (sidelines)Flagship Radio (560 WQAM)• Joe Zagacki (play-by-play)• Don Bailey, Jr. (color)• Josh Darrow (sidelines)Spanish Radio (Unanimo Deportes)• Alfredo Alvarez (play-by-play)• Jose Martinez (color)"

The Cheez-it Bowl is the only non New Years Six Bowl featuring two ranked teams. Miami enters the Cheez-it Bowl 18th in the College Football Playoff rankings and Oklahoma State 21st. The Hurricanes can finish with their highest ranking since 2017 when they ended the season ranked 13th.

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Miami and Oklahoma State will preceed Colorado and Texas in the Alamo Bowl which kicks off at 9 PM ET. The Hurricanes and Cowboys are the first bowl game being played since Saturday. COVID-19 has caused the cancelation of multiple bowl games because of local outbreaks and teams not having full rosters.