Rematch in Dallas: OSU vs. Ole Miss

Oklahoma State will play in the Cotton Bowl for the second time in six years when it travels to Dallas to face Mississippi - the same SEC opponent the Cowboys faced on Jan. 2, 2004 - in the 74th Cotton Bowl matchup at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The game is scheduled for Jan. 2, 2010, and the nationally televised game (Fox Sports) will kick off at 1 p.m.

The Cowboys will be making their school record fourth consecutive bowl appearance under head coach Mike Gundy.

OSU enters the game with a 9-3 record and looks to tie a school record with their 10th win of the season. Gundy's squad finished Big 12 play with a school-record six conference wins and is currently ranked 21st in the USA Today Coaches' Poll and 22nd by the Associated Press.

Ole Miss, coached by former Cowboy player and assistant coach Houston Nutt, finished the regular season with an 8-4 record, including a 4-4 mark in the Southeastern Conference.

The Eli-Manning Rebels won the 2004 Cotton Bowl game 31-28 over the Cowboys despite a record-setting day by OSU All-American receiver Rashuan Woods who had 11 catches for 223 yards and one touchdown.

OSU has won two of its last three postseason bowl games and is 12-7 all time in 19 previous bowl appearances. The .632 bowl winning percentage is the highest of any Big 12 Conference team and ranks fourth nationally.

The Cowboys, who will be making their seventh bowl trip in the last eight years, will also be making their third appearance in the Cotton Bowl. Prior to the '04 game, Oklahoma A&M routed TCU, 34-0, behind the play of Bob Fenimore in the 1945 Cotton Bowl.

Gundy is participating in his ninth bowl game at OSU as either a player, assistant coach or head coach, and he is 5-3 in those capacities.

(Portions of this story are from a media release distributed by the OSU media relations office)

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