2023 Sun Bowl Betting Lines - Notre Dame vs. Oregon State Odds

Sun Bowl Lines - Notre Dame vs. Oregon State Odds

2022 Sun Bowl NCAA Football Betting

For months, bowl projections for Notre Dame had them in either the Reliaquest Bowl or the Pop Tarts Bowl, with the former being against the LSU Tigers. The thought of playing Brian Kelly and his new team intrigued a lot of Irish fans, but the craziness that happened in the final College Football Playoff rankings caused a lot of unplanned moves by the bowls. Notre Dame has a short history in the Sun Bowl and a short history against Oregon State. The Irish have memorable losses to the Beavers in the 2000 Fiesta Bowl and the 2004 Insight.com Bowl. Oregon State head coach Jonathan Smith is now at Michigan State. And OSU starting QB DJ Uiagalelei is in the transfer portal.

2023 Sun Bowl at a Glance

Date: Friday, December 29, 2023

Time (ET) / TV: 2:00 PM / CBS

Venue: Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas

Matchup: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Oregon State Beavers

College Football Betting Lines

Notre Dame Fighting Irish -8.5

Oregon State Beavers +8.5

Total: 44.5

Money Line: Notre Dame -315, Oregon State +256

Sun Bowl Preview

Last game, the Oregon State Beavers lost 31-7 against the Oregon Ducks as 13.5-point road dogs. The game went under the total of 62. Oregon State has a record of 8-4 straight up, 6-6 against the spread, and 6-6 over/under the total. Oregon State ranks 36th for total offense, 53rd for passing, 39th for rushing and 29th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 36th overall, 82nd against the pass, 15th against the rush, and 34th for points allowed. Also, Oregon State ranks 46th for fewest turnovers lost and 38th for takeaways.

Last game, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish won 56-23 against the Stanford Cardinal as 26-point road favorites. The game went over the total of 50. Notre Dame has a record of 9-3 straight up, 9-3 against the spread, and 8-4 over/under the total. Notre Dame ranks 34th for total offense, 51st for passing, 36th for rushing and 9th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 8th overall, 2nd against the pass, 35th against the rush, and 9th for points allowed. Also, Notre Dame ranks 102nd for fewest turnovers lost and 12th for takeaways.

Sun Bowl Prediction

In this situation, Oregon State enters the game without its head coach and QB. Notre Dame has too much in comparison.

Sun Bowl Format

The first Sun Bowl was played on January 1, 1935, as a fundraising event for underprivileged children in the community and for upgrades to the El Paso High School Stadium. The next year, Hardin-Simmons and New Mexico State were invited to play, and the game has been a part of the college bowl season since that point. This is one of the oldest bowl games in America, starting the same year as the Sugar Bowl and the Orange Bowl.

Keeping its roots close to home, the early Sun Bowls featured teams based in Texas or members of the Border Conference. Texas Tech, Hardin-Simmons, and UTEP have each been involved in multiple contests. UTEP was known as Texas Mines and Texas Western before changing its name in 1967. The Miners are the host school for the Sun Bowl and play their home games in the stadium.

Since 2011, the selection committee has paired teams from the ACC and the Pac-12. The conferences first hooked up on December 31, 2011, with Utah beating Georgia Tech in the only overtime game in Sun Bowl history.

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Sun Bowl Past Results

2022 Pittsburgh UCLA 37-35
2021 Central Michigan Washington State 24-21
2020 Cancelled due to COVID
2019 Arizona State Florida State 20-14
2018 Stanford Pittsburgh 14-13
2017 North Carolina State Arizona State 52-31
2016 Stanford North Carolina 25-23
2015 Washington State Miami, Fla. 20-14
2014 Arizona State Duke 36-31
2013 UCLA Virginia Tech 42-12
2012 Georgia Tech USC 21-7
2011 Utah Georgia Tech 30-27 (OT)
2010 Notre Dame Miami, Fla. 33-17
2009 Oklahoma Stanford 31-27
2008 Oregon State Pittsburgh 3-0
2007 Oregon South Florida 56-21
2006 Oregon State Missouri 39-38
2005 UCLA Northwestern 50-38
2004 Arizona State Purdue 27-23
2003 Minnesota Oregon 31-30
2002 Purdue Washington 34-24
2001 Washington State Purdue 33-27
2000 Wisconsin UCLA 21-20

The Sun Bowl has had major conference affiliations and currently selects bowl-eligible teams from the ACC and Pac-12. The Big Ten was affiliated from 1995 through 2005, and the Big 12 had a brief obligation from 2006 to 2009, as did the Big East.

Texas Tech and UTEP have made the most Sun Bowl appearances. The Red Raiders have made a record nine appearances in the Sun Bowl but haven’t played in El Paso in late December since 1993, when they lost their fifth straight Sun Bowl. They’re likely ecstatic that their current conference affiliation won’t bring them back to the Sun Bowl since they’ve lost a record eight games.

The hometown Miners have the most Sun Bowl victories of any team, with five while appearing in eight games. However, they hadn’t played in a Sun Bowl since 1967, when they won their record fifth game by defeating Mississippi 14-7. UTEP is one of three teams to win back-to-back Sun Bowl games, turning the trick in 1953 and 1954.

2023-24 College Football Bowl Games

Saturday, December 16
Myrtle Beach Bowl 11:00 AM / ESPN Georgia Southern vs. Ohio
Celebration Bowl 12:00 PM / ABC Florida A&M vs. Howard
New Orleans Bowl 2:15 PM / ESPN Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana
Cure Bowl 3:30 PM / ABC Miami (Ohio) vs. Appalachian State
New Mexico Bowl 5:45 PM / ESPN Fresno State vs. New Mexico State
LA Bowl 7:30 PM / ABC UCLA vs. Boise State
Independence Bowl 9:15 PM / ESPN Texas Tech vs. California
Monday, December 18
Bahamas Bowl (Temporarily Famous Toastery Bowl) 2:30 PM / ESPN Western Kentucky vs. Old Dominion
Tuesday, December 19
Frisco Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN Marshall vs. UTSA
Thursday, December 21
Boca Raton Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN USF vs. Syracuse
Friday, December 22
Gasparilla Bowl 6:30 PM / ESPN Georgia Tech vs. UCF
Saturday, December 23
Birmingham Bowl 12:00 PM / ABC Troy vs. Duke
Camellia Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN Arkansas State vs. Northern Illinois
Armed Forces Bowl 3:30 PM / ABC Air Force vs. James Madison
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 3:30 PM / ESPN Georgia State vs. Utah State
68 Ventures Bowl 7:00 PM / ESPN Eastern Michigan vs. South Alabama
Las Vegas Bowl 7:30 PM / ABC Northwestern vs. Utah
Hawai'i Bowl 10:30 PM / ESPN San Jose State vs. Coastal Carolina
Tuesday, December 26
Quick Lane Bowl 2:00 PM / ESPN Bowling Green vs. Minnesota
First Responder Bowl 5:30 PM / ESPN Texas State vs. Rice
Guaranteed Rate Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN Kansas vs. UNLV
Wednesday, December 27
Military Bowl 2:00 PM / ESPN Tulane vs. Virginia Tech
Duke's Mayo Bowl 5:30 PM / ESPN North Carolina vs. West Virginia
Holiday Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN (15) Louisville vs. Southern Cal
Texas Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN (20) Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M
Thursday, December 28
Fenway Bowl 11:00 AM / ESPN (24) SMU vs. Boston College
Pinstripe Bowl 2:15 PM / ESPN Rutgers vs. Miami
Pop-Tarts Bowl 5:45 PM / ESPN (18) NC State vs. (25) Kansas State
Alamo Bowl 9:15 PM / ESPN (12) Oklahoma vs. (14) Arizona
Friday, December 29
Gator Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN (22) Clemson vs. Kentucky
Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl 2:00 PM / CBS (16) Notre Dame vs. (19) Oregon State
Liberty Bowl 3:30 PM / ESPN Memphis vs. Iowa State
Cotton Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN (7) Ohio State vs. (9) Missouri
Saturday, December 30
Peach Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN (10) Penn State vs. (11) Mississippi
Music City Bowl 2:00 PM / ABC Auburn vs. Maryland
Orange Bowl 4:00 PM / ESPN (5) Florida State vs. (6) Georgia 
Arizona Bowl 4:30 PM (Barstool) Wyoming vs. Toledo
Monday, Jan. 1, 2024
ReliaQuest Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN2 (13) LSU vs. Wisconsin
Citrus Bowl 1:00 PM / ABC (17) Iowa vs. (21) Tennessee
Fiesta Bowl 1:00 PM / ESPN (8) Oregon vs. (23) Liberty
Rose Bowl (CFP Semifinal) 5:00 PM / ESPN (1) Michigan vs. (4) Alabama
Sugar Bowl (CFP Semifinal) 8:45 PM / ESPN (2) Washington vs. (3) Texas
Monday, Jan. 8, 2024
CFP National Championship Game 7:30 PM / ESPN Semifinals Winners

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