Bowl game announcements are trickling in and that includes Clemson from the ACC.
Per Brett McMurphy of The Action Network, Clemson will officially play in the Cheez-It Bowl and it’ll be against Iowa State of the Big 12.
Iowa State vs. Clemson in Cheez-It Bowl, sources told @ActionNetworkHQ. With Iowa in Citrus, the entire state of Iowa may be in Orlando for the holidays
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This looks poised to be a good matchup based on how both teams finished this season.
Clemson ended its regular season with a 9-3 record after it won five straight games from Oct. 30 on. The Tigers were 4-3 after another ACC loss to Pittsburgh but ended up winning out to secure a good bowl bid.
Iowa State ended with a 7-5 record after a monstrous win over TCU on Nov. 26. The Cyclones beat the Horned Frogs 48-14 after losing to the Sooners on Nov. 20, 28-21.
It looked like the Cyclones were going to potentially make a run at the Big 12 title after they beat the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Oct. 23. At that point, they were 5-2 heading to Morgantown before they lost three of their last five games.
This also could be a matchup where Clemson has a new defensive coordinator. Oklahoma is flying to Clemson on Sunday to try and secure a deal for Brent Venables to be the program’s next head coach.
The game will take place on Dec. 29 at 5:45 p.m. ET.