Russell Athletic Bowl ranked #9 by USA Today
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The 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl features Clemson and Oklahoma which is ranked #9 out of 39 bowls by USA Today. It will be played on Dec 29. at 5:30 PM EST. Vegas currently has the Tigers as a 3.5 point underdog to the Sooners.
Heading into the bowl season, Clemson is ranked #17th in the college football poll while Oklahoma is un-ranked after a heartbreaking 38-35 overtime-loss to their rival Oklahoma State.
(via USA Today) Reason to watch: Considered a Playoff contender entering the season, Oklahoma endured a roller-coaster year. In an otherwise forgettable season, the emergence of Samaje Perine stands out. The true freshman set the single-game rushing record and topped 200 yards three times. Clemson hopes to reach 10 wins for the fourth consecutive season and despite injuries, freshman quarterback Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
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In contrast, rival South Carolina's match-up with Miami in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl is ranked #20 overall. Vegas currently has the Gamecocks as a 3.5 point underdog to Miami.
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