The Oklahoma State Cowboys will be spending New Years Eve in Memphis, Tennessee this year, as it has been announced they will face 23rd-ranked Missouri in the 60th Liberty Bowl on December 31.
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The game, which will kick off at 2:45 p.m. CT on Dec. 31st, will be televised by ESPN.
This will be Oklahoma State’s first appearance in the Liberty Bowl, but the second time they’ve played in Memphis in the postseason. Although, it’s been awhile. Oklahoma A&M lost to No. 17 William & Mary in the 1949 Delta Bowl.
The Cowboys, who finished the regular season 6-6 (3-6), will look to avoid their first losing season under Mike Gundy since 2005 when they take on former Big 8 and Big 12 foe Missouri. The Tigers, ranked No. 23 in the final CFP poll, went 8-4 in the regular season, including 4-4 in SEC play.
This will be the 53rd meeting in the series, one Missouri leads 29-23. The Tigers won the last time the two teams faced off, knocking off the Cowboys 41-31 in the 2014 Cotton Bowl.
This will be Oklahoma State’s 13-straight bowl appearance, a record for the Cowboys and the ninth longest active bowl streak in the nation.