Tigers to face Oklahoma in Orlando

Clemson was extended an invitation on Sunday to play Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

The contest will be played on Monday, December 29 at 5:30 at the Florida Citrus Bowl.

This will be Clemson’s third appearance in the Russell Athletic Bowl, and the sixth time Clemson has played in a bowl game in Orlando and the first visit since a 19-10 victory over Colorado in the 2005 Russell Athletic Bowl.

All ticket requests placed by IPTAY members for the 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl will be fulfilled. Clemson receives approximately 10,000 tickets for the Russell Athletic Bowl, and additional tickets are available immediately through ClemsonTigers.com or via phone at 1-800-CLEMSON beginning Monday morning at 8 a.m. All tickets will ship the week of Dec. 15 via UPS.

Student tickets will go on sale Thursday, Dec. 11 at 8 a.m., in the Ticket Office at Memorial Stadium (next to Gate 9). Tickets can be purchased with cash or credit card, and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis so please purchase tickets with your friends to sit together.

This will be the fourth meeting between Clemson and Oklahoma, the first since Clemson won 13-6 in the Citrus Bowl played on Jan. 1, 1989. Oklahoma has a 2-1 lead in the series.

Clemson, 9-3 overall and 6-2 in the ACC, enters the bowl season having won eight of its last nine games. The Tigers are ranked 17th by the College Football Playoff, 18th by Associated Press and 18th in the Amway Coaches Poll. Clemson is attempting to finish with a top 25 record in the final polls for the fourth straight year, something the program has not done since a six-year streak from 1986-91.

Clemson has the number-one ranked defense in the nation, allowing 259.6 yards per game. The Tigers are also tops in the nation in tackles for loss, yards/play allowed, sack yardage, tackles for loss yardage and third down conversion defense. Clemson is second in pass defense, seventh in rushing defense and eighth in scoring defense.

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