2022 Capital One Orange Bowl to feature No. 6 Tennessee vs. No. 7 Clemson

A general view of the Capital One logo on the field prior to the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Georgia Bulldogs for the Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 31, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) (Mark Brown, 2021 Mark Brown)

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The participants in the 2022 Capital One Orange Bowl have been set, and this year the big game is aptly named.

The No. 6 Tennessee Volunteers will face the No. 7 Clemson Tigers in a matchup of teams that love wearing orange.

Kickoff for the Orange Bowl, which takes place at Hard Rock Stadium, is set for Dec. 30 at 8 p.m.

This will be Tennessee’s fifth Orange Bowl appearance, but first since 1998 when Peyton Manning was their quarterback.

Clemson has played in the Orange Bowl six times, coming away victorious in four of those games.

Despite winning 10 games and being ranked in the top ten, Tennessee did not get a bid to the SEC Championship Game due to finishing behind No. 1 Georgia in the conference’s East Division.

Georgia took down then-No. 14 LSU 50-30 in the SEC title game on Saturday.

Clemson, meanwhile, took down then-No. 23 North Carolina 39-10 in the ACC Championship Game, also on Saturday.

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David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.