NewsOn6.com and Associated Press

STILLWATER, OK -- OSU football coach Mike Gundy will receive a $400,000 bonus for getting his Cowboys to their third consecutive bowl appearance.

Gundy's contract says if the Cowboys make three bowl appearances in any 5-year period he will receive the bonus. 

With a record of 9-3 overall and ranked 13th in The Associated Press poll, OSU will face 15th-ranked Oregon in Tuesday's Holiday Bowl at San Diego.

Gundy made $1.05 million in 2008. His current contract will be voided on January 1st, at which point he will be employed under the terms of a new, 7-year deal.

On December 5th, OSU announced that Gundy had accepted the terms of a $15.7 million contract.