Oklahoma State accepts invitation to the Sugar Bowl

Oklahoma State will be playing in one the New Year’s Six bowl games to close out a fantastic season.

The schedule was announced on Sunday and the Cowboys are headed to the Allstate Sugar Bowl to face Mississippi on Jan. 1, 2016.

OSU (10-2) will meet Ole Miss in a bowl game for the third time. The two teams played in the Cotton Bowl twice and the Rebels won them both – 31-28 in 2004 and 21-7 in 2010.

Ole Miss is 5-3 in the Sugar Bowl, but hasn’t been there in the postseason since 1970. It’s been a little longer for OSU.¬†The Cowboys lone appearance in the Sugar Bowl was in 1946 when they beat St. Mary’s 33-13.

This marks the 10th consecutive bowl appearance for the Cowboys. Coach Mike Gundy said in a teleconference on Sunday that getting to play an additional game was a reflection of what his team had done through the year.

“We look at bowls as an opportunity for us as a team to spend a week together for all the hard work that they put in for the last 11 months, but also to prepare to play a great game against whatever opponent that it may be,” Gundy said.