Ohio State receives New Year's Six Bowl destination, matchup
Ohio State is heading to a New Year’s Six Bowl coming out of the 2023 season. Despite falling short of the College Football Playoff, the Buckeyes will head to a strong bowl game after landing at No. 7 in the final CFP rankings released Sunday.
As a result, Ryan Day will lead Ohio State into the Goodyear Cotton Bowl and a matchup against SEC foe Missouri. The Tigers, led by Eli Drinkwitz, are ranked No. 9 and went 10-2 this season with losses to Georgia and LSU but with wins over Tennessee and Kansas State.
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Missouri finished second in the SEC East behind Georgia. The Tigers arguably played the Bulldogs better than any other team in the regular season during a 30-21 win for Georgia in Athens.
As for Ohio State, it will be interesting to see what the roster looks like when the Cotton Bowl rolls around on Dec. 29. A number of key players will be draft-eligible this season, and that includes superstar wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr.
For now, fans can prepare for an elite postseason environment and a crucial B1G vs. SEC matchup to cap the 2023 season.