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WACO, Texas - Baylor has accepted an invitation to play in the 2015 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

"I'm really, really excited about going to the Cotton Bowl," head coach Art Briles said. "I think it's a great venue, without any question. It's a great opportunity for us to play a great Michigan State team on a national stage at a pretty convenient location for us."

Baylor, ranked fifth in the College Football Playoff rankings and playing in its program-record fifth straight bowl, will face Big Ten member Michigan State (10-2, 7-1) when the Cotton Bowl is played at 11:30 a.m. CST on Jan. 1. The game will be televised live nationally on ESPN. The Spartans are ranked No. 8 in the CFP rankings.

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