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Tigers to Play Oklahoma in Russell Athletic Bowl

Published: Dec. 7, 2014 at 10:41 PM EST
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CLEMSON, SC - 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 p.m. at the Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium.

This will be Clemson's third appearance in the Russell Athletic Bowl (formerly the Tangerine Bowl and Champs Sports Bowl) and the sixth time Clemson has played in a bowl game in Orlando. It is the first visit since a 19-10 victory over Colorado in the 2005 Champs Sports 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 at 8 a.m. All tickets will ship the week of December 15 via UPS.

Student tickets are available at the $75 and $85 price levels and can be purchased with a valid student ID beginning Monday at 8 a.m. at the Athletic Ticket Office. They will also be available for pickup at the stadium.

Tickets are on sale now through ClemsonTigers.com with pricing breakdowns as listed…

Indoor Club - $245

Open Air Club - $150

Midfield - $125

Red Zone (20 - goal line) - $110

Goal Line - $100

Corner - $85

Terrace (upper level) - $75; $70; $60 prices vary based on location

All parking passes for the Russell Athletic Bowl can be purchased online atRussellAthleticBowl.clickandpark.com or by calling 866-330-7275. Order your parking pass now, as lots are expected sell out.

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 No. 17 by the College Football Playoff, No. 18 by Associated Press and No. 18 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 No. 1 defense in the nation, allowing 259.6 yards per game. The Tigers are also first in the nation in tackles for loss, yards-per-play allowed, sack yardage, tackles for loss and third-down conversion percentage defense. Clemson is second in pass defense, seventh in rushing defense and eighth in scoring defense.

GAME INFORMATION

Date - Monday, Dec. 29, 2014

Site - Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium (capacity - 65,000)

Television - ESPN

Website - RussellAthleticBowl.com

TEAM HOTEL

Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld

6677 Sea Harbor Drive

Orlando, Fla. 32821

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Sunday, December 28

Noon - Kickoff Luncheon (Oceans Ballroom, Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld)

4:45 p.m. - Pep Rally (Pointe Orlando - International Drive)

Monday, December 29

10 a.m. - Kuykendall Gardner Hospitality Pavilion (McCracken Field at Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium). Tickets - $75, $65 kids 10 and under)

11 a.m. - Russell Athletic Bowl Parade of Bands (Park Avenue, Winter Park)

1:30 p.m. - FanFest (Lake Lorna Doone Park)

5:30 p.m. – Kickoff of Russell Athletic Bowl