No. 13 Florida State to take on Oklahoma in Cheez-It Bowl

Game begins 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Orlando

Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis (13) is congratulated by offensive lineman Maurice Smith (53) after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Florida, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears) (Phil Sears, Copyright 2022 the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

ORLANDO, Fla. – No. 13 Florida State aims to halt a six-game series losing streak against Oklahoma when the schools face off in the Cheez-It Bowl in Orlando on Thursday.

On-site parking was sold out at Camping World Stadium by Wednesday morning, according to a news release. At that time, SunRail announced it would offer extended service for the bowl game, including a free shuttle from Amway Center.

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SunRail also suggested paying for parking in downtown Orlando before using the free shuttle as an alternative.

Here is a timeline of notable Cheez-It Bowl events, courtesy of SunRail:

  • 12:00 p.m.: Downtown Orlando Shuttle Service Begins
  • 12:30 p.m.: All Stadium Parking Lots Open
  • 1:30 p.m.: Box Office Opens (Near Gate A // Church Street & Rio Grande Avenue)
  • 1:30 p.m.: Fan Fest Begins (Free // Tinker Field)
  • 3:30 p.m.: All Gates Open
  • 5:30 p.m.: Kickoff
  • 1-Hour Post Event: Downtown Orlando Shuttle Service Ends

See SunRail’s Cheez-It Bowl schedule here.

The Seminoles finished second to Clemson in the ACC at 5-3, a one-game improvement in league play but a four-game turnaround from last season. They closed the regular season on a five-game win streak, including a victory over rival Florida.

Florida State’s running back Trey Benson is considered a top player in the match, ranked fourth among ACC rushers with 965 yards and nine touchdowns.

For Oklahoma, quarterback Dillon Gabriel has eyes on him, named Big 12 offensive newcomer of the year after passing for 2,920 yards and 24 touchdowns. The UCF transfer also rushed for 298 yards and five TDs.

The Sooners’ last three losses have come by three points each. They rank 18th in FBS offense (472.2 yards per game) and average nearly 33 points, which ranks 37th nationally. The Sooners are 6-1 against FSU.

Learn more about the Cheez-It Bowl on its website.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Brandon, a UCF grad, joined the ClickOrlando team in November 2021. Before joining News 6, Brandon worked at WDBO.