Boise State, Oklahoma State announce home-and-home
[dropcap]B[/dropcap]oise State and Oklahoma State will play a home-and-home series beginning in 2018.
The Broncos will travel to Stillwater, Okla., Sept. 15, 2018. Oklahoma State will make its return trip to Boise, Sept. 18, 2021.
“It’s a good non-conference matchup for both of us,” Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said. “It gives us each a quality opponent out of conference play, which is ultimately going to factor in when we get to the four-team playoff.”
The series will be Boise State’s first regular-season games against a school from the Big 12 Conference. The schools will exchange a guarantee of $400,000.
Last month, Boise State announced a home-and-home series with Florida State in 2019 and 2020. The Broncos have announced home-and-homes against Virginia (2015 and 2017) and UConn (2014 and 2018) in recent months.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to bring Oklahoma State to Bronco Stadium,” Boise State athletic director Mark Coyle said. “Boise State has proven it will play high-level competition, but our goal is to continue to schedule home-and-home series, so Bronco Nation has the opportunity to see these games in Boise.”
In the past, the Broncos have had difficulty getting big-name opponents to travel to Boise, but that seems to be changing. Boise State is set to host Washington in 2015, Washington State in 2016, Virginia in 2017, UConn in 2018, Florida State in 2020, Oklahoma State in 2021 and Michigan State in 2022.
Oklahoma State opens the 2013 season against Mississippi State in Reliant Stadium in Houston. In 2014, the Cowboys open the season against Florida State in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
Last month, CBSSports.com’s Jeremy Fowler reported that Gundy seriously considered the Tennessee coaching vacancy, primarily because he and athletic director Mike Holder’s differing views on scheduling.
“(Gundy) wants to play all his games in Stillwater, and I’m in the same camp,” Holder told the Tulsa World in December. “But it’s not always practical or possible to do that.”
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