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Cotton Bowl: No. 9 Missouri vs. Oklahoma State

Cotton Bowl

No. 9 Missouri (11-2) vs. No. 13 Oklahoma State (10-2)

Where: Arlington, Texas

Time: 8 p.m. (Fox)

Series: Missouri leads 28-23.

What’s at stake: The former Big 12 and Big Eight Conference rivals from bordering states meet in a bowl for the first time. Missouri, wrapping up its second SEC season after leaving the Big 12, will try to match a school record with its 12th victory. Oklahoma State is trying to get 11 wins for the third time in four seasons, after never reaching 11 before that.

Key matchup: Missouri's big, physical receivers against the Oklahoma State secondary. Mizzou receivers Dorial Green-Beckham (55 catches, 830 yards, 12 TDs) and L'Damian Washington (47-853-10) are both 6-foot-4, an inch shorter than Marcus Lucas (55-646-2). All-Big 12 cornerback Justin Gilbert led the league with six interceptions and is in the Cowboys secondary with safety Daytawion Lowe, a second-team All-Big 12 selection.

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