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Oklahoma Sooners Football vs. Florida: Cotton Bowl Game Thread, How to Watch and Final Thoughts

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Florida will be heavily shorthanded in Arlington, but Oklahoma can’t afford to be complacent.

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Few of us know what to make of this game, but the day has finally arrived. The Oklahoma Sooners are set to face the Florida Gators in the Cotton Bowl, with the latter team bringing a heavily-depleted roster to Arlington. So depleted, in fact, that the line has moved from Florida giving three points to getting 8.5 over the span of about 48 hours. Considering the circumstances, a decisive OU victory is the expectation, and a loss would be nothing short of a gut-punch.

However, OU still has something to gain from this matchup, as a solid performance will serve as a nice springboard into the offseason. Besides, OU has been on the short end of bowl absences countless times, and no one has used it to diminish the other team’s accomplishments.

There’s still an awful lot of pent-up frustration and sorrow in my system from the previous matchup with the Fightin’ Jorts. While classy Florida fans do exist, they’re few and far between, and none of them seemed to be in Miami 12 years ago. With that said, a beatdown will bring me a considerable amount of joy.

Take it away, Toby, and get well soon!


Time & TV: Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN

Location: AT&T Stadium — Arlington, Texas

Commentary: Joe Tessitore, Dusty Dvoracek and Holly Rowe

Streaming: WatchESPN

Radio: Sooner Sports Radio Network, English Audio, En Español

Line: Oklahoma -8.5 (as of Saturday at 3:45 p.m. CT)

O/U: 64.5


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Prediction

I’d love to see a boat-racing, but outside of Texas (and perhaps including Texas), UF is still the most athletic team OU has faced this season. That’ll keep this one competitive, but Gator tears are still coming. Trask’s lack of viable targets in this one will slow the progression of plays, which will allow Nik Bonitto, Ronnie Perkins, Isaiah Thomas & Co. to feast. Oklahoma 38, Florida 28.