On Friday, the Sugar Bowl 2016 live stream and televised game takes place from New Orleans, Louisiana. It will pit Oklahoma State vs. Ole Miss in a battle of two teams with a combined five losses on their season. At one point, the Cowboys were amongst those being discussed for a college football playoff spot, but due to a few late losses in the season, the team failed to keep up momentum. Ole Miss comes in ranked at No. 16, after finishing the season at a respectable 9-3. Among their wins were back-to-back victories over ranked conference foes LSU and Mississippi State. Today’s college football live stream and televised action will be on ESPN to wrap up the New Year’s Day coverage of NCAA bowl games.
On Dec. 31 USA Today reported that today’s game is the first trip to New Orleans for Oklahoma State since 1946, and the first trip for the Rebels since 1970. The Cowboys will be trying to put the cap on a season that nearly saw them among the four playoff teams. However, they lost to Baylor and then Oklahoma to close out the season, which also closed the door on their championship aspirations. The Sooners just recently lost in one semifinals game to the Clemson Tigers, which may provide some extra motivation for this Cowboys team to win their bowl game. However, they won’t be the favorites heading into this matchup.
As it stands, the Ole Miss Rebels are eight point favorites to win on Friday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. They finished out the season in second place in the SEC West behind Alabama, who will now be playing for the National Championship. Ole Miss ranked No. 10 in the nation in passing yards with 333.7 per game, while also ranking at 14th in points scored with 40.4 per game. Chad Kelly led the high-powered offense as he had 3,740 passing yards and 27 touchdowns on the season. His top receiver was Laquon Treadwell who notched 1,082 yards and eight touchdowns for his latest season.
Oklahoma State will bring in impressive rankings in those same categories, as they rank seventh in the nation in passing yards with 357.3 a game, and ninth in points per game with 41.2 a contest. Mason Rudolph was their leading passer this year with 3,591 yards and 21 touchdowns thrown. James Washington was the recipient of many passes this year for the Cowboys, with 1,077 yards and 10 touchdowns on his season. All this will certainly make for an exciting matchup between two teams with great passing games and high-powered offenses that could score points in bunches in New Orleans.
To watch the Oklahoma State vs. Ole Miss Sugar Bowl matchup for Friday, United States viewers can use ESPN starting at 7:30 p.m. Central or 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. To watch the 2016 Sugar Bowl live streaming online game feed, a cable or satellite subscription is necessary. With that, viewers can log into the ESPN3 or WatchESPN website and apps to watch the live game feeds as they take place. In Stillwater, radio coverage is available on KSPI 93.7 FM and KFGY 105.5 FM, with coverage in many other cities including Tulsa (1170AM KFAQ) and Oklahoma City (KXXY 96.1FM) for this anticipated matchup.