Oklahoma’s going back to New Orleans. Oklahoma State’s going back to San Antonio. And Tulsa is going to Miami.
The Sooners (10-2, 9-0 Big 12) will play Auburn (8-4, 5-3 SEC) on Jan. 2 in the Sugar Bowl. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and will be carried by ESPN.
OU’s last trip to the Sugar Bowl was a memorable 45-31 victory over Alabama at the end of the 2013 season.
The Tigers finished tied for second in the SEC West. It’s the second meeting ever between the schools. OU beat the Tigers 40-22 in the 1971-72 Sugar Bowl.
The Cowboys (9-3, 7-2 Big 12) face old foe Colorado (10-3, 8-1 Pac-12) on Dec. 29 in the Alamo Bowl. ESPN has the telecast.
This is Oklahoma State’s fourth Alamo Bowl. The Cowboys lost to Purdue 33-20 in 1997, lost 33-7 to Ohio State in 2004, and beat Arizona 36-10 in 2010.
The Buffaloes won the Pac-12 South and lost the Pac-12 title game to playoff-bound Washington on Saturday. Colorado was a member of the Big Seven/Big Eight/Big 12 Conference from 1948-2011. OSU and CU were conference members from 1957, when Oklahoma A&M joined the Big Eight, until the Buffs left for the Pac-12.
The Golden Hurricane (9-3, 6-2 AAC) meets Central Michigan (6-6, 3-5 MAC) on Dec. 19 in the Miami Beach Bowl. The game kicks off at 1:30 p.m. CT and can be seen on ESPN.
It’s TU’s 21st bowl appearance, 10th in the last 14 seasons and second in a row.
The Chippewas finished fifth in the six-team MAC West and gained notoriety this season for a disputed victory at Oklahoma State when officials incorrectly awarded the visiting team an untimed down after the game appeared over.
Here is the rest of the 2016-17 college football bowl schedule:
College Football Playoff
College Football Playoff National Championship
7 p.m., ESPN
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.