Selection Sunday | Mizzou lands Cotton Bowl, KU on to Guaranteed Rate Bowl, K-State selected to Pop-Tarts Bowl

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Posted at 2:00 PM, Dec 03, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-04 11:37:07-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Mizzou Tigers, Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas State Wildcats received bowl designations during Sunday's College Football Playoff Selection Show on ESPN.

Mizzou Tigers

The No. 9 Missouri Tigers landed the Goodyear Cotton Bowl and will face the No. 7 Ohio State Buckeyes on Dec. 29.

The Tigers (10-2) and Buckeyes (11-1) will meet at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

This season was Mizzou's best regular-season record since 2014, making it no surprise the Tigers secured a bowl game.

ESPN reporters spoke with head coach Eli Drinkwitz after the selection announcement. He said after "tough sledding" his first three seasons, being selected to a New Year's Six game is an "awesome opportunity."

Tickets for the 88th Goodyear Cotton Bowl are sold out but are available online through verified resale.

Kansas Jayhawks

The Kansas Jayhawks are desert-bound for the Guaranteed Rate Bowl.

On Tuesday, Dec. 26, KU (8-4) will take on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Rebels (9-4) in Phoenix, Arizona, at Chase Field. Kick-off is set for 8 p.m. on ESPN.

This appearance is KU's 14th bowl and second consecutive bowl game for the second time in program history, according to KU Athletics.

Additional information can be found online.

Kansas State Wildcats

After Pop-Tarts hinted on social media Sunday afternoon that "things are happening," it was announced the No. 25 Kansas State Wildcats were bound for the Pop-Tarts Bowl in Orlando, Florida.

K-State (8-4) looks to defeat the North Carolina State Wolfpack (9-3).

Once the announcement was made, the Wildcats football social media team posted a graphic of the match-up with the caption, "Feeling Toasty."

Kick-off at Camping World Stadium is set for 4:45 p.m. CT on Thursday, Dec. 28.

Tickets are available online here.