The 10-2 Oklahoma Sooners are headed to Dallas, Texas to play in the Cotton Bowl against Johnny Football and the Texas A&M Aggies. In a turn of events that no one saw coming: the NIU Huskies got their chance for a shot at the big boys and will be playing in a BCS bowl game, the Orange Bowl actually to play against Florida State.
Insert mass chaos by everyone and the end was result which the Cotton. Which is a great bowl for the SEC and Big 12 conferences. Those two usually draw the most attention as it is, so it’s fitting that they get a bowl like that one.
The Sooners haven’t played in the Cotton Bowl since 2002, where they met up with the Arkansas Razorbacks. It was a riveting 10-3 Sooners win. The last time the Ags and the Sooners met up was of course last season in Norman, where the Aggies would face them for the last time as conference mates. The final there was 41-25. Since Bob Stoops has been in Norman, he is 11-2 against the Aggies and normally wins by a 20+ point margin.
With a possible Heisman contender under center on the Aggies offense, this game is sure to be full of excitement. I know a lot of fans had started to make plans to be in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl and the prospect of being there instead of home probably looked pretty good. But if you were impulsive and already bought that plane ticket or booked the hotel room, NO FEAR! The Cotton Bowl is Friday, the 4th of January. You still have time to do both.
So there it is, the Cotton Bowl.