ARLINGTON, TX — No. 8 Oklahoma and No. 10 Florida will seek to close out their respective season on a high when they clash in the Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium tonight at 8 p.m. ET, live on ESPN.
Ways To Stream The Cotton Bowl Live
For viewers who are unable to watch the game live via cable subscription, have the option to stream the matchup on WatchESPN or using the ESPN app from your mobile device, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick. Another popular option is to get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu Live TV, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the contest.
Oklahoma booked its place in the Cotton Bowl after winning seven straight games and capturing the Big 12 Championship. The Sooners (8-2) started the season 1-2, following early defeats to Kansas State and Iowa State, the team they overcame to lift their sixth consecutive Big 12 championship.
Meanwhile, Florida (8-3) comes into this matchup on a two-game losing streak after falling to LSU in its regular-season finale and then losing to top-ranked Alabama, 52-46, in an entertaining Southeastern Conference Championships game.
Despite the defeat, the Gators had perhaps their best game of the season, tallying 462 total yards and held Alabama from scoring in the third quarter, while scoring twice to cut an initial 18-point deficit to 35-31 heading into the fourth quarter.
Gator Set To Run The Ball Tonight?
Florida will look to Heisman finalist Kyle Trask to lead the way, but will have take on Oklahoma without four of their top receivers.
All-American tight end Kyle Pitts opted out after the SEC title game, while wide receivers Trevon Grimes and Kadarius Toney are concentrating on the NFL draft and Jacob Copeland is out after he tested positive for COVID-19.
With those four players out, the Gators will more than likely look to run the ball a little more than usual in the Cotton Bowl or at least mix things up more frequently.
For Oklahoma, it will be without senior cornerback Tre Brown, who has decided to close out his college football career to concentrate on his future in the NFL.
“There’s a big percentage of both of our football teams that are going to be pretty excited to play this football game,” Sooner coach Lincoln Riley said. “So I tend to go with the majority, and think these (bowl) games are still pretty darned important.”