Camping World Stadium Set to Host First of Two Bowl Games as Oklahoma State, Virgina Tech Meet
By Space Coast Daily // December 28, 2017
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ABOVE VIDEO: Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma State: The Camping World Bowl features a matchup pitting strength against strength. The No. 19 Cowboys bring their top-ranked passing offense to Orlando to battle the 22nd-ranked Hokies and their No. 5 scoring defense. Virginia Tech and Oklahoma State face off December 28th at Camping World Stadium at 5:15 pm.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA — With three major football games in one week, Camping World Stadium will be ground zero for gridiron action in Central Florida starting tonight and ending next Thursday, Jan 4.
The Camping World Bowl kicks off tonight as Oklahoma State of the Big 12 faces Virginia Tech of the ACC.
On new Year’s Day, the Overton’s Citrus Bowl will take place as LSU faces Notre Dame and next Thursday night, the Under Armour High School All-American Game will be played as the nation’s top high school football players showcase their skills one more time before heading off to college.
CAMPING WORLD BOWL:
The No. 19 Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-3, 6-3 Big 12) and the No. 22 Virginia Tech Hokies (9-3, 5-3 ACC) will play in the 2017 Camping World Bowl. This exciting matchup kicks off tongith at 5:15 p.m. at Camping World Stadium.
The game will be televised nationally by ESPN.
Oklahoma State brings the nation’s most potent passing attack to Orlando, and comes in averaging 575.7 total yards and 46.3 points per game, second and third among FBS teams, respectively.
Cowboys quarterback Mason Rudolph, a Heisman trophy frontrunner, leads the nation with 4,553 passing yards on the season, and wideout James Washington, a Biletnikoff Award finalist, leads the nation with 1,423 receiving yards.
Virginia Tech, meanwhile, boasts the nation’s No 4 scoring defense, allowing just 13.5 points per game, and has held opponents to 305.3 total yards per game this season, good for 12th among FBS programs.
The Hokies defense has posted three shutouts this year, the most by a Virginia Tech team since 2006, and with a victory over Oklahoma State, Virginia Tech would have back-to-back 10-win seasons for the first time since 2010 and 2011.
This year’s Camping World Bowl will be the third ever meeting between Virginia Tech and Oklahoma State, and the first since 1972. The teams split the previous two games.
Starting three hours before kickoff is the Mercedes-Benz of South Orlando Hospitality Pavilion.
Fans can enjoy this climate-controlled VIP area next to Camping World Stadium featuring lounge seating and all-inclusive food and beverage.
Tickets are $85 and may be purchased HERE.
Click here to check out the official Camping World Bowl events calendar and other useful fan information.
Space Coast Daily will be live at the game with interviews and special reports.
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