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OSU Football: Cowboys Add Noncon Matchup with South Dakota State in 2024

The Cowboys and Jackrabbits will square off for the first time.



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The Cowboys and Jackrabbits are set to square off for the first time.

Oklahoma State added South Dakota State for a future season opener, according to The first ever meeting between the two schools is set to take place in Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2024. The website obtained a copy of the contract which guarantees SDSU $450,000 for making the trip.

This agreement fills out the Pokes’ 2024 nonconference slate which also includes a visit from Arkansas on Sept. 7 and a trip to Tulsa on Sept. 14.

South Dakota State plays in the Missouri Valley Football Conference of the Football Championship Subdivision. The Jackrabbits went 11-4 last season (5-3 in-conference) and advanced to the FCS Semifinals before falling to Montana State. South Dakota State shares a conference with Missouri State, which the Cowboys edged out 23-16 in their season opener last year. The Bears finished 8-4 (6-2), for reference.

Mike Gundy is 13-0 against FCS opponents during his 18 years at the helm in Stillwater. Other than the shortened 2020 season, OSU is scheduled to face an FCS opponent every year from 2018 through 2024. There is still an open slot in the Cowboys’ 2025 schedule. Murray State and Western Illinois are currently on the Cowboys’ 2026 and 2027 schedules, respectively.

OSU’s future nonconference opponents

2022: Central Michigan, Arizona State, Pine Bluff
2023: Central Arkansas, at Arizona State, South Alabama
2024: South Dakota State, Arkansas, at Tulsa
2025: at Oregon, Tulsa
2026: at Tulsa, Oregon, Murray State
2027: Western Illinois, at Arkansas, Tulsa
2028: at Tulsa, Alabama
2029: at Alabama, Tulsa
2030: at Tulsa
2031: Tulsa
2032: Arkansas
2033: at Arkansas
2034: at Nebraska
2035: Nebraska
2036: Colorado
2037: at Colorado

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