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NO. 19 OREGON STATE FACES NO. 16 NOTRE DAME IN THE 90TH ANNUAL TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL December 4, 2023

NO. 19 OREGON STATE FACES NO. 16 NOTRE DAME IN THE 90TH ANNUAL TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association announced on Sunday, Dec. 3 that No. 16 Oregon State and No. 19 Notre Dame will play in the 90th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl on Friday, Dec. 29 in Sun Bowl Stadium.

Oregon State finished the season with an 8-4 overall record while being ranked 19th in the most recent College Football Playoff rankings of 2023. The Beavers have been ranked in all CFP rankings this season and 10 of the last 11 dating back to the start of 2022. The Beavers are 12-7 all-time in bowl games and set to make their third consecutive postseason appearance.

Notre Dame ended the regular season 9-3 while being ranked 16th in the final College Football Playoff ranking.

The game will mark the 42nd bowl appearance in program history and the Irish have compiled a 20-21 overall record in postseason games.

Notre Dame and Oregon State will be meeting for the third time – with the previous two meetings also coming in bowl games. The Beavers earned wins over the Irish in the 2001 Fiesta Bowl and 2004 Insight Bowl.

Oregon State is coached by interim head coach Kefense Hynson while Notre Dame head coach is Marcus Freeman.

The 90th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl featuring Oregon State as the visiting team and Notre Dame as the home team with the game being played in Sun Bowl Stadium on Friday, Dec. 29, 2023, with kickoff set for NOON (MT).

“Having two highly ranked teams is tremendous! This matchup brings in the potential for great economic impact and excitement to our city and everyone in the Borderland,” said Sun Bowl Executive Director Bernie Olivas.

Oregon State in the Sun Bowl
Record: 2-0
Dec. 29, 2006 vs. Missouri W/39-38
Dec. 31, 2008 vs. Pittsburgh W/3-0

Notre Dame in the Sun Bowl
Record: 1-0
Dec. 31, 2011 vs. Miami W/33-17


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