ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – State of Ohio (11-2, Big Ten) vs. Southern California (11-2, Pac-12), December 29, 8:30 p.m. its T
LOCATION: Arlington, Texas
State of Ohio: QB J.T. Barrett, 2,939 pbading yards with 35 touchdowns; 732 yards on the ground with 10 TD.
USC: RB Ronald Jones, 1,486 rushing yards, 18 touchdowns; QB Sam Darnold 3,787 pbading yards, 31 touchdowns (26 pbades, five runs on the ground)
Ohio State: The last time the Buckeyes played at AT & T Stadium was in the national championship game on January 12, 2015, when they beat Oregon 42-20 in the first title game in the era of four college football teams. .
USC: The Trojans play Ohio State in a bowling game for the eighth time, but the first time outside of the Rose Bowl. Southern Cal won the last three times they played in Pasadena, California, at the end of the 1974, 1979 and 1984 seasons.
USC 18, Ohio State 15 (September 12, 2009).
HISTORY OF THE BOWL
Ohio State: second appearance at the Cotton Bowl; 49 bowl in general.
USC: Second appearance at the Cotton Bowl; 54 general bowl.