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Notre Dame Football: The Irish will play #9 Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl

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NCAA Football: Toledo at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

With the college football playoff spots filled, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will play in the Fiesta Bowl against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
State Farm Stadium (Glendale, Arizona)
January 1, 1 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App

This will be the first ever matchup for the Irish and the Cowboys. Oklahoma State lost to the Baylor Bears on a 4th and goal run that came just a couple of inches short.

While it remains a little disappointing that Notre Dame was unable to crack into the playoff mix, there is a lot of enthusiasm for this particular game. Marcus Freeman is the new head coach and everyone inside and outside of the program is eager to see what this all looks like.

The hiring of Freeman was an emotional time for the team, and given the outpouring of support by the players — it’s a safe bet that the Irish will be ready to get that first win for the new head coach and the loyal staff members that remain.

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