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Ohio State, Missouri to Meet in 88th Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After a regular season that saw Ohio State win its first 11 games – including Top 25 (CFP) victories against Notre Dame and Penn State – the seventh-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes are headed to the 88th Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic and will face Missouri on Friday, Dec. 29 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Kickoff is slated for 8 p.m. ET with ESPN to televise to a national audience.

Cotton Bowl Tickets Availability

Public ticket sales through the Ohio State Ticket Office are available now. Prices start at $150, including fees. Fans will be assigned seats in the Ohio State sections based on when orders are received and after all priority season ticket holder requests have been assigned. All tickets will be mobile only. Fans can visit for more information on dates, times and to submit their requests.

Priority ordering for donor groups and season ticket holders is open now, and will conclude Friday, December 8 at 4 p.m.  Detailed instructions for submitting priority ticket requests, including information regarding Ohio State Student ticket ordering process will be emailed to eligible ticket holders this afternoon.

Ohio State holds a 10-1-1 advantage in the all-time series against Missouri with the most recent meeting coming in 1998, a 35-14 win by the Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium. The two teams have never played in a postseason bowl game.

The Buckeyes’ Cotton Bowl history includes two previous meetings: in 2017, Ohio State defeated USC, 24-7, and topped Texas A&M, 28-12, on Jan. 1, 1987.

The 2023 Buckeyes have been powered by one of the nation’s top defenses and an offense that features the Big Ten’s top wide receiver and tight end. Ohio State has national rankings of No. 3 in total defense (259.9 yards/game), No. 1 in passing defense (147.4 yards/game) and No. 2 in scoring defense (11.0 points/game).

Offensively, Marvin Harrison Jr., the two-time Big Ten Wide Receiver of the Year as well as the conference’s offensive player of the year in 2023, is tied for second nationally with 15 receiving TDs. His 1,211 receiving yards leads the Big Ten, as does his average of 18.1 yards per catch. Cade Stover earned Big Ten Tight End of the Year honors for his 41-catch, 579-yard season this fall.

Missouri comes into the Cotton Bowl with a 10-2 record and a No. 9 ranking in the final College Football Playoff ranking. The Tigers have the nation’s No. 25 scoring offense, average 34.1 points per game. They rebounded from a loss to than-No. 1 Georgia on Nov. 4 to win its final three games over Tennessee, Florida and Arkansas.

Official Ohio State Press Release

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