ESPN college football writer Adam Rittenberg predicted the final score of the Cheez-It Bowl.

Florida State and Oklahoma will be playing in the Cheez-It Bowl at the end of the month and Rittenberg gave Florida State the edge in the matchup. Rittenberg predicted that Florida State would walk away with a 44-37 win in the bowl game.

Rittenberg explained why he favored Florida State in the bowl game”

“The Seminoles thought they were free of Brent Venables, the longtime Clemson defensive coordinator who had a difficult first season as OU’s coach. All the ingredients seem to favor FSU, which ended the season on a five-game win streak and has a short trip to the game site. The Seminoles’ improved defense must slow down Dillion Gabriel, the former UCF quarterback who returns to Orlando. But Oklahoma won’t have answers for quarterback Jordan Travis, running back Trey Benson, wide receiver Johnny Wilson and the Noles.”

Florida State will benefit from staying in Florida for the bowl game. Entering the bowl game, Florida State has a 9-3 record through the end of the regular season. On the other hand, Oklahoma will need a win to finish the season with a winning record.

Florida State is looking to clinch its first 10-win season since 2016.

Kickoff will happen on Thursday, Dec. 29 at 5:30 p.m. ET.