No. 18 Miami, Oklahoma State meet in Cheez-It Bowl
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Cheez-It Bowl: Oklahoma State (7-3, 6-3 Big 12) against Miami (8-2, 7-2 ACC), Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. EST (ESPN).
Line: Miami by 2.
Series record: Miami leads 1-0.
WHAT’S AT STAKE
No. 18 Miami is looking to rebound after getting routed 62-26 by North Carolina in its regular-season finale on Dec. 12. That stopped a five-game winning streak following a mid-October 42-17 loss to Clemson. An Oklahoma State victory would likely lift the Cowboys back into the Top 25 in the final AP poll.
Miami quarterback D’Eriq King against an Oklahoma State defense that held opponents to 22.4 points a game and ranked second nationally in third-down defense. King threw for 2,573 yards and 22 touchdowns and ran for 520 yards.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Oklahoma State: Wide receiver Tylan Wallace caught 53 passes for 877 yards and six touchdowns.
Miami: Wide receiver Michael Harley had 49 catches and six TDs.
FACTS & FIGURES
Miami defensive ends Jaelan Phillips and Quincy Roche opted out of the game to prepare for the NFL draft. … Miami’s Jose Boregales is a finalist for the Lou Groza Award as the nation’s top kicker, and Lou Hedley is a finalist for the Ray Guy Award, which honors the nation’s top punter. … Oklahoma State averages 194.7 rushing yards and 29.5 points a game. . … Miami won the only previous meeting between the teams, 40-3, in October 1991.
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