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Oklahoma Football to Play Arizona in Alamo Bowl

The Oklahoma Sooners are headed to the Alamo Bowl later this month to take on the Arizona Wildcats, according to the Action Network’s Brett McMurphy.

The game is set for Thursday, December 28 at 8:15 p.m. CT. The game will be in the Alamodome, in San Antonio, Texas.

 

Oklahoma is coming off a 10-2 season under Brent Venables in their final season of football in the Big 12 Conference. The Sooners finished off their 2023 campaign with the best win in the country taking down the No. 3 Texas Longhorns, a CFP team, 34-30 in the Red River Rivalry. Oklahoma took down every team on their schedule outside of the Longhorns and the Kansas Jayhawks on October 28th, 38-33.

Meanwhile, the Sooners will face a red-hot Arizona team that went 9-3 in the regular season and won each of its last six games. Head coach Jedd Fisch has the Wildcats rolling right now, making this one of the most exciting bowl matchups outside of the New Year’s Six games.

Oklahoma has played in 56 bowl games and has a 31-24-1 record in those games. The Sooners have been to a bowl game every year since the 1999 season, with last year’s 6-7 finish being the onl. time in that stretch that they didn’t finish with a winning season. Last year, the Sooners played in the Cheez-It Bowl and lost to the Florida State Seminoles 35-32.

These two teams have played twice, with both the Sooners and Wildcats winning one a piece. Oklahoma won the first meeting in Norman in 1988, 28-10, while Arizona won in the return game to Tucson, 6-3, in 1989.

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