The 2015 Capital One Orange Bowl was a college football bowl game that was played on December 31, 2015 at Sun Life Stadiumin Miami Gardens, Florida. The 82nd Orange Bowl was a College Football Playoff semifinal with the winner of the game competing against the winner of the 2015 Cotton Bowl: Alabama Crimson Tide football in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship, which took place at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. It was one of the 2015–16 bowl gamesthat concluded the 2015 FBS football season.
The game matched the undefeated and number 1 overall team in the nation, the Clemson Tigers, against the 1 loss Oklahoma Sooners.
This was the fifth overall meeting between these two teams, with Clemson winning the series 3–2. The game was a rematch of the previous year’s Russell Athletic Bowl, which Clemson won 40–6.
The two participants for the game were two of the semifinalists which were the Clemson Tigers and Oklahoma Sooners.