For over 70 years, the Cotton Bowl has given sports fans some of the most spectacular bowl game action in college football history. This year, the excitement is bigger and better than ever with the Cotton Bowl hosting one of the College Football Playoff semifinal games at AT&T Stadium in Arlington! Don't miss the 2016 Cotton Bowl – Buy your Cotton Bowl tickets from Razorgator today!
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Cotton Bowl 2016 News and Updates
12/24/15 - As kick-off for the Cotton Bowl nears, everyone’s taking their turn at estimating the outcome. Michigan State’s run defense will be tasked with slowing Heisman winner Derrick Henry, who has logged as many as three touchdowns against vaunted defenses such as LSU and Wisconsin. That’s why many believe that this particular matchup will be a true X-factor in the contest coming up this New Year’s Eve. The performance of QB Jake Coker will loom large as well, as a two-pronged ground and air attack could be too much for the Spartans to overcome. Find out how the story unfolds with Cotton Bowl tickets, on sale now. Get yours today starting at just $94!
12/15/15 - Their regular season records are identical, but those numbers won’t mean much when the opening whistle blows for this year’s Cotton Bowl in Arlington, Texas. AT&T Stadium is the venue, and it’ll be Michigan State and Alabama starring on the big stage. The winner earns the right to compete for the highest achievement in NCAA football, the loser will have to spend a long winter thinking about what could’ve been. Bama’s the sure favorite according to the odds makers, but these Spartans have made a habit of defying expectations and coming through when the lights are at their brightest. Can they pull off one more miracle to jump into the championship game? Get your Cotton Bowl tickets today from $133 and find out for yourself firsthand!
12/8/15 - The match up is set and everything is coming together for the upcoming Cotton Bowl being held on December 31 in Arlington, TX. This year the Alabama Crimson Tide the number two-ranked team, will compete against the Michigan State Spartans ranked in at the third seed, for a grueling and aggressive game. The two teams have not faced off against each other this season, so there is a lot of unknowns regarding what might happen. The winner of this semi-final game will move on to play for the championship. Tickets are still available for the time being so don’t miss your chance to see all of the action live. You can purchase your tickets starting at $38 each.
12/4/15 - On Sunday we'll find out which two of the top four college football teams in the country will face off in the College Football Playoff semifinal game at AT&T Stadium on December 31st.
1/2/15 - This season, the Cotton Bowl featured a meaningful game between Michigan State and the Baylor Bears. It was a competitive game throughout four quarters, but at the end of the day, Michigan State pulled away with the win. Baylor had its moments, and they were up pretty big in the fourth quarter. MSU battled back, though, and blocked a field goal with just a minute left to play. They drove down the field, and ended up scoring the winning touchdown. It’s a comeback win that they will remember for a lifetime. In their comeback upset, running back Jeremy Langford went on to rush for 162 yards and had 3 touchdowns. He was a workhorse for them, and really contributed when they needed him the most.
12/22/14 - A high-powered bowl game this year is the Cotton Bowl, where the Baylor Bears are taking on the Michigan State Spartans. Both of these teams are have potent offenses, making it a must-watch game for the fans. Baylor had a successful season this year, completing the regular season with a record of 11-1. Their lone loss was to West Virginia, but they have looked spectacular since that loss. Michigan State, the 8th ranked team in the nation, have also looked great this season. The ended up with a 10-2 record, and are one of the better teams in the Big 10. Much of their success was due to the amazing play from Connor Cook, their junior quarterback. He ended up throwing for 2.900 yards and had 22 touchdowns. He will need to look sharp in order for the Spartans to come away with the win. You can purchase tickets now for the game for $38.
12/15/14 - Coming off an 11-1 season, the Baylor Bears head to Arlington, TX, to play the Michigan State Spartans (10-2) in the Cotton Bowl. With a 12:30 p.m. ET kickoff, it'll be a Big 10 vs. Big 12 matchup between a stout Michigan State defense and a high-powered Baylor offense. The fourth-ranked Baylor Bears come in ready to prove that they are a team worthy of the big stage. Their only defeat came at the hands of West Virginia, in an early season 41-27 loss. Michigan State, which ended its regular season ranked seventh nationally, chalked its two season losses up to two of the top offenses in the country: an explosive No. 2 Oregon team and No. 5 Ohio State. Despite it's losses, both teams will come ready to play. Tickets, priced from $10 up, are available.
12/7/14 - Although Baylor beat No. 11 Kansas State 38-27 yesterday (and highly-ranked Big 12 rival TCU earlier this season), it wasn't enough to put the Bears into the first College Football Playoff. Instead, No. 5 Baylor will play Big Ten powerhouse Michigan State on New Year's Day at AT&T Stadium. It'll be one of the best bowl games, featuring two of the top teams from college football's power conferences. Michigan State ranked No. 8 in last week's CFP rankings.
8/29/14 - College Football is finally back! Big match ups of Week 1 include Florida State vs. Oklahoma State, LSU vs. Wisconsin and Georgia vs. Clemson—all going head-to-head this Saturday. Now that the Cotton Bowl is not exclusively held host Big 12 or SEC teams, could you be seeing one of these schools come Jan. 1? At the beginning of the season, seats currently stand at $139 in the 400 Level. Score your 2015 Cotton Bowl tickets now and attend this "New Year's Six" game that only the best in all of NCAA will be invited to play!
12/9/13- This year's Cotton Bowl features SEC runner-ups Missouri Tigers against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Tigers lost out to Auburn for the SEC crown, so they will be as hungry for a win as Oklahoma State, who fell to rivals, Oklahoma Sooners, for the Big 12 title. Though SEC teams have won the last five Cotton Bowls, the Cowboys won’t be making things easy for Mizzou in their 9th bowl game in 11 years. Cotton Bowl tickets start at $118 and average at $397 to get into AT&T Stadium in Arlington. This game is sure to be a bench gripping, edge-of-your-seat showdown, as it’s already the third most expensive bowl game, just behind the Rose Bowl game and the BCS National Championship game in ticket demand!
10/18/13 - The AT&T Cotton Bowl is skyrocketing in prestige and popularity—this year’s 78th annual game was the quickest-ever and eighth consecutive sellout for the Cotton Bowl Classic! After teams have been selected for the five Bowl Championship Series games, the Cotton Bowl pits top teams (often runner-ups) from the Big 12 and the SEC against each other, in truly must-see matchups. Cheap 2014 Cotton Bowl tickets start at $165 in the Upper Concourse Corners and average $428.
Cotton Bowl History
Get your Cotton Bowl tickets now and experience postseason in the heart of football country! Under the brand new College Football Playoff system, the showdown in Arlington has been flung back into the spotlight as one of the biggest games of the year, and will remain so for years to come. The Classic was left out of top-tier contention throughout the BCS era, but has now been selected—alongside the Rose, Sugar, Orange and Peach Bowls—in the “New Year’s Six” rotation of postseason bowl games.
No longer bound to host a team from the Big 12 against a team from the SEC, the Cotton Bowl Classic will welcome two top-ranked teams on New Years Day, as selected by a 13-person College Football Selection Committee. Meanwhile, two teams to emerge from the semifinals being held at the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl in 2015, will advance to the first-ever 2015 College Football Championship Game also at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Jan. 12, 2015. The Cotton Bowl will get its turn to host two semifinal teams every three years, with the first in 2016.
The Cotton Bowl was initiated by oil tycoon J. Curtis Sanford and held on the grounds of the State Fair of Texas for 72 years, before moving to its current home of AT&T Stadium in 2007. The Cotton Classic first kicked off in 1937 and is one of the oldest and most revered of the college bowl games in NCAA. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of this legendary tradition that pays homage to our American football past with Cotton Bowl Playoff tickets today!