2022-23 BOWL LINEUP ANNOUNCED
The 2022-23 bowl lineup is set! Orlando will host the LSU Tigers and the Purdue Boilermakers in the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl on Jan. 2, while the Florida State Seminoles and the Oklahoma Sooners square off in the Cheez-It Bowl on Dec. 29.
Cheez-It Citrus Bowl
The LSU Tigers and the Purdue Boilermakers will play in the 2023 Cheez-It Citrus Bowl, Florida Citrus Sports chairman Paul Mears III and CEO Steve Hogan announced Sunday.
The game will kick off at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 2, at Camping World Stadium and will be televised nationally by ABC. The meeting will be the first between the Tigers and Boilermakers, champions of the SEC West and Big Ten West, respectively, in 2022.
LSU will be making its sixth Citrus Bowl appearance all time, tied for most among FBS programs. LSU is 2-3 in five previous games and split a pair of back-to-back appearances to close the 2016 and 2017 seasons. LSU will also open its 2023 campaign at Camping World Stadium in the Camping World Kickoff against Florida State.
Purdue is coming off the program’s first Big Ten championship game appearance Saturday night, and will be making its second Citrus Bowl appearance and third Orlando bowl appearance overall. The Boilermakers previously visited Central Florida for the 2004 Capital One Bowl against Georgia and the 2006 Champs Sports Bowl against Maryland.
Tickets for the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl are available via Ticketmaster. Premium seating and additional offers can be found on our Tickets page. Groups of 10 or more may call the Florida Citrus Sports offices at 407.423.2476.
The Florida State Seminoles will meet the Oklahoma Sooners in the 2022 Cheez-It Bowl, Florida Citrus Sports chairman Paul Mears III and CEO Steve Hogan announced Sunday.
The game will kick off at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29, at Camping World Stadium and will be televised nationally by ESPN. Florida State and Oklahoma have met seven times previously, with the Sooners claiming six wins, including a victory in the 2001 BCS Championship Game in Miami. The teams most recently met in 2011 in Tallahassee.
Florida State has made three previous Cheez-It Bowl appearances, with the most recent coming in 2011 against Notre Dame. The Seminoles also won the 2008 Champs Sports Bowl over Wisconsin and won the inaugural Cheez-It Bowl, known then as the Blockbuster Bowl, in Miami in 1990. Florida State also made an Orlando bowl appearance in the Tangerine Bowl in 1977 — Bobby Bowden’s first bowl win as head coach in Tallahassee.
Oklahoma’s only previous Cheez-It Bowl appearance came in the 2011 edition of the game, known then as the Russell Athletic Bowl.