2022 Cheez-It Bowl
33rd Cheez-It Bowl
1234 Total
Oklahoma 710015 32
Florida State 38717 35
DateDecember 29, 2022
StadiumCamping World Stadium
LocationOrlando, Florida
MVPJordan Travis (QB, Florida State)[1]
FavoriteFlorida State by 10
RefereeJames Carter (SEC)[2]
United States TV coverage
AnnouncersBob Wischusen (play-by-play), Dan Orlovsky (analyst), and Kris Budden (sideline)
International TV coverage
NetworkESPN Deportes
Cheez-It Bowl
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The 2022 Cheez-It Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 29, 2022, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The 33rd annual Cheez-It Bowl, the game featured Florida State from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Oklahoma from the Big 12 Conference. The game began at 5:35 p.m. EST[4] and was aired on ESPN.[5] It was one of the 2022–23 bowl games concluding the 2022 FBS football season. The game's title sponsor was Kellogg's through their Cheez-It brand.


Consistent with conference tie-ins, the game featured teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the Big 12 Conference. This was the eighth meeting between Oklahoma and Florida State; the Sooners led the all-time series, 6–1. It was the teams' fifth bowl game against each other, preceded by the 1965 Gator Bowl, 1980 Orange Bowl, 1981 Orange Bowl and the 2001 Orange Bowl (the latter of which saw the 2000 Sooners win the national championship).[6]

Florida State

Main article: 2022 Florida State Seminoles football team

Florida State started the season hoping to at least make a bowl game after having gone 5–7 (4–4 ACC) in 2021. They had an easy win over Duquesne to start the season. The next week, they faced LSU in the first-ever edition of the Louisiana Kickoff, held at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans. The Seminoles won, 24–23, after they successfully blocked an extra point attempt from LSU that would have sent the game into overtime. They took a bye week before defeating their next two opponents, Louisville and Boston College, the latter in front of a sellout crowd. Florida State started the season with four conservative wins and entered the rankings at No. 23 before suffering three consecutive losses to ACC Atlantic foes No. 22 Wake Forest, No. 14 NC State, and No. 4 Clemson. However, they rebounded by handily defeating Georgia Tech, in-state rival Miami, Syracuse, and Louisiana, and defeated their other in-state rival, Florida, for the first time since 2017. The Seminoles recorded a second-place finish in the ACC Atlantic, as two of the teams they lost to—NC State and Wake Forest—both suffered conference losses of their own (and more Conference losses than Florida State) after beating Florida State; this allowed Florida State to place ahead of them in the division standings and get a better bowl bid. The Seminoles entered the bowl with a record of 9–3 (5–3 ACC) and ranked No. 13 in each of the major polls.


Main article: 2022 Oklahoma Sooners football team

Oklahoma completed their regular season with an overall 6–6 record, 3–6 in Big 12 games. After starting the season with three non-conference wins, The Sooners had three consecutive conference losses before winning their first conference game by beating Kansas. Oklahoma went on to finish the season with wins against Iowa State and Oklahoma State and losses to Baylor, West Virginia, and Texas Tech.

Game summary

2022 Cheez-It Bowl
1 2 34Total
Oklahoma 7 10 01532
No.13 Florida State 3 8 71735

at Camping World StadiumOrlando, Florida

  • Date: Thursday, December 29, 2022
  • Game time: 5:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Sunny • Temperature: 73 °F (23 °C) • Wind: 8 mph (13 km/h) east
  • Game attendance: 61,520
  • Referee: James Carter
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Bob Wischusen (play-by-play), Dan Orlovsky (analyst), and Kris Budden (sideline)
  • Box score
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Oklahoma Florida State
1 11:26 9 70 3:34 Florida State 22-yard field goal by Ryan Fitzgerald 0 3
1 7:01 13 75 4:25 Oklahoma Jalil Farooq 22-yard touchdown reception from Dillon Gabriel, Zach Schmit kick good 7 3
2 14:31 8 49 2:55 Oklahoma Dillon Gabriel 8-yard touchdown run, Zach Schmit kick good 14 3
2 7:18 6 72 2:29 Florida State Ontaria Wilson 16-yard touchdown reception from Jordan Travis, 2-point pass good (W. Rector to B. Courtney) 14 11
2 0:19 7 65 1:30 Oklahoma 41-yard field goal by Zach Schmit 17 11
3 5:33 15 94 4:56 Florida State Treshaun Ward 1-yard touchdown run, Ryan Fitzgerald kick good 17 18
4 13:22 7 70 2:05 Oklahoma Gavin Sawchuk 15-yard touchdown run, 2-point pass good (D. Gabriel to B. Willis) 25 18
4 11:05 6 75 2:17 Florida State Treshaun Ward 38-yard touchdown run, Ryan Fitzgerald kick good 25 25
4 7:22 6 68 2:38 Florida State Markeston Douglas 17-yard touchdown reception from Jordan Travis, Ryan Fitzgerald kick good 25 32
4 3:37 9 75 3:45 Oklahoma Jovantae Barnes 12-yard touchdown run, Zach Schmit kick good 32 32
4 0:55 6 61 2:42 Florida State 32-yard field goal by Ryan Fitzgerald 32 35
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 32 35


See also


  1. ^ @CheezItBowl (December 29, 2022). "Congratulations to the 2022 #CheezItBowl MVP, @jordantrav13!" (Tweet). Retrieved December 29, 2022 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Austro, Ben (December 4, 2022). "2022–23 bowl officiating assignments". footballzebras.com. Retrieved December 16, 2022.
  3. ^ "2022 Bowl Schedule". College Football Poll. Retrieved December 26, 2022.
  4. ^ a b c d "2022 Cheez-It Bowl Final Stats" (PDF). Statbroadcast. December 29, 2022. Retrieved December 29, 2022.
  5. ^ "2022 College Football Bowl Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved November 1, 2022.
  6. ^ "Winsipedia - Oklahoma vs. Florida State". Winsipedia.com. Retrieved December 4, 2022.