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Cotton Bowl matchup: Oklahoma offense v. Florida defense

Cotton Bowl matchup: Oklahoma offense v. Florida defense

The 2020 Cotton Bowl pits a young Oklahoma offense against the much maligned Florida defense. 

Redshirt freshman quarterback Spencer Rattler should have plenty of chances to take shots downfield, as the Gators enter with the no. 97 ranked passing defense, allowing 258.3 passing yards per game. 

The Sooners passing attack has been up and down all season long, often showing flashes of the explosive offense we’ve come to expect under Riley and quarter-long dry spells within the same game. 

Led by First Team All-SEC defensive back Kaiir Elam, Florida will look to blanket Oklahoma’s young wide receiving core. Elam and safety Shawn Davis lead the Gators with two interceptions on the year apiece, but they’ll have to deal with a near-full strength group of wide receivers for the Sooners.


To read the complete breakdown, visit https://www.si.com/college/oklahoma/football/cotton-bowl-matchup-ou-offense-v-florida-defense



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Ryan Chapman covers Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder for 107.7 The Franchise since 2019. In December of 2020, Chapman was named the Deputy Editor of Sports Illustrated Sooners, and he also is a contributor for Sports Illustrated Thunder. Chapman has previously worked for OCCC's Student Newspaper, The Pioneer, where Chapman covered the Oklahoma City Energy, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder. During his time with The Pioneer, Chapman served as the Sports Editor as well as the Editor-in-Chief.

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