Update: Cheez It Bowl 2021 Odds Set For Iowa State Vs. Clemson

Written By Russ Mitchell on December 5, 2021 - Last Updated on July 22, 2022
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Iowa is going to the Citrus Bowl but — hold our orange juice — Iowa State is going to Orlando, too. The Cyclones earned a spot in the Cheez-It Bowl after a 7-5 season. They’ll face 9-3 Clemson of the ACC.

The Cheez-It Bowl is played at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.

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Sponsorship changes are just the way the snack food crumbles sometimes. The Cheez-It Bowl is no exception. Its history actually began in Miami as the Blockbuster Bowl. Then it became the Carquest Bowl and the MicronPC Bowl.

The game moved out of South Florida after a dozen years. It opened in Orlando at the end of the 2001 season as the Florida Tangerine Bowl.  The Mazda Tangerine Bowl, the Champs Sports Bowl, the Russell Athletic Bowl, and the Camping World Bowl all followed.

Whew. This is the first year the December Orlando bowl game is known as the Cheez-It Bowl.

How to watch the Iowa State bowl game

  • When: 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29
  • Where: Camping World Stadium in Orlando
  • Opponent: Clemson (9-3) of the ACC Conference
  • TV: ESPN

How the Cheez It Bowl matchup is set

The Cheez-It Bowl picks fourth from teams in the Big 12 Conference. No. 7 Baylor earned a Sugar Bowl berth as the Big 12 Champion. No. 9 Oklahoma State also earned a New Year’s Six bowl berth. The Cowboys are heading to Fiesta Bowl for a matchup with Notre Dame.

The Alamo Bowl is the Big 12’s top destination outside of the NY6 bowls. No. 16 Oklahoma finished third to earn their spot in San Antonio. The Cheez-It Bowl’s picks came down to Iowa State or Kansas State.

Make your picks before you pack

Traveling bowl fans who want to bet on the Iowa State Cyclones may want to get their wagers in before they leave the Midwest. Florida’s remote sports betting policies were up in the air as the bowl pairings were released.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a Compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida to allow mobile betting in the Sunshine State. Judge Dabney Friedrich threw out the agreement, however. The judge said sports betting violated the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA).

Betting is an easy process for fans in Iowa over the age of 21. The state took its first sports bets in August of 2019. At first, customers had to visit an Iowa casino to set up a sportsbook account.

The state allowed that requirement to sunset on Jan. 1, 2021. Now, customers can register and bet from anywhere in Iowa using a home computer or mobile device.

How to attend the 2021 Cheez It Bowl

The west side of Camping World Stadium is where Iowa State will be housed. Students can purchase tickets through the Iowa State University box office as well. Cheez-It Bowl tickets range from $58 to $190.

Each participating university will get an allotment of tickets for the game.

Local health and safety protocols are subject to change right up until game day at Camping World Stadium. Iowa and Florida have similar approaches to COVID-19 precautions, but pack a mask and bring a vaccination card just in case. The Cheez-It Bowl also has a clear bag policy. It limits the type and size of the bag allowed in the stadium.

The Cheez-It Bowl recommends Orlando’s downtown shuttle service for fans who don’t have a parking permit. Tailgating is allowed, but any trailers for smokers, etc. need a separate parking permit.

Aside from football, Orlando considers itself the “No. 1 family destination” with seven top theme parks led by Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and Walt Disney World.

Photo by Barry Cantrell / AP Images for Kellogg's Cheez-It
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Russ Mitchell has been covering news and sports in northwest Iowa since 1997, including 11 years as managing editor for one of the most acclaimed community newspapers in the state. He looks forward to keeping readers up to date on the growing sportsbook industry in Iowa.

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