The game is set for Wednesday, December 27th at 8:00 p.m. central. The game will be at NRG Stadium.
Oklahoma State is coming off a 9-4 season after losing the Big 12 Championship Game 49-21 to the Texas Longhorns. The Cowboys season looked grim during the non-conference schedule as Mike Gundy elected to rotate quarterbacks between Alan Bowman, Gunnar Gundy, and Garrett Rangel on each series. After settling on Alan Bowman as the starter in Stillwater, the Cowboys earned wins against No. 23 Kansas and No. 9 Oklahoma, as well as Kansas State, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Houston, and BYU. While the Cowboys fell short of taking home the Big 12 title in 2023, the season was a huge success.
Meantime, the Aggies are fresh off of a fourth-place finish in the SEC West with an overall record of 7-5. The Aggies will take the field under a new head coach in the matchup after the program elected to fire Jimbo Fisher in November. The Aggies took down New Mexico, Auburn, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Mississippi State en route to their date with Oklahoma State.
Oklahoma State has played in 33 bowl games and has a 21-12 record in those games. The Cowboys have been to a bowl game every year since the 2007 season. Last year, the Cowboys played in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl and lost to the Wisconsin Badgers 17-24.
The Aggies hold an advantage in the all-time series matchup with 18 wins and 10 losses. Mike Gundy will have an opportunity to avenge his 24-21, 2019 loss in the Texas Bowl against the Aggies despite having a new coach on the sidelines.