OSU football schedule: Cowboys spending Thanksgiving weekend with Deion Sanders

OSU football schedule: Cowboys spending Thanksgiving weekend with Deion Sanders

Oklahoma State’s 2024 Big 12 schedule ends with a bang. The Cowboys travel to Boulder to play Colorado and Deion Sanders the day after Thanksgiving.

Ben Hutchens

By Ben Hutchens

| Jan 30, 2024, 10:49am CST

Ben Hutchens

By Ben Hutchens

Jan 30, 2024, 10:49am CST

STILLWATER — We’ve known the matchups since Nov. 1. Now we have the dates.

Oklahoma State’s complete football schedule for the 2024 season is official (See the graphic at the bottom of this story). You can see all of OSU’s future opponents through 2027 here.

OSU’s 2024 schedule

Aug. 31: South Dakota State 

Sept. 7: Arkansas 

Sept. 14: at Tulsa 

Sept. 21: Utah

Sept. 28: at Kansas State

Oct. 5: West Virginia

Oct. 12: BYE

Oct. 18/19: at BYU (Friday/Saturday)

Oct. 26: at Baylor

Nov. 2: Arizona State

Nov. 9: at TCU

Nov. 16: BYE

Nov. 23: Texas Tech

Nov. 29: at Colorado (Friday)

Road trip travel time and costs

at Tulsa (60 miles away, 1:02 drive time)

at TCU (268 miles away, 3:54 drive time)

at Baylor (353 miles away, 5:05 drive time)

at BYU (1,119 miles away, 16:21 drive time, flight to Utah from Oklahoma City $376)

at Colorado (658 miles away, 9:25 drive, flight to Denver $297)

at Kansas State (251 miles away, 3:51 drive time)

Takeaways 

  • The Cowboys play at Colorado the day after Thanksgiving. The matchup with Deion Sanders will be OSU’s final regular season game. It’s on a Friday so expect primetime for Coach Prime. That could be a tough game if Colorado continues to upgrade and OSU needs a win in the finale to reach the Big 12 Championship Game like in 2023. 
  • Two of OSU’s hardest Big 12 games come in the first two weeks of conference play. The Cowboys open conference play hosting Utah (No. 13 on ESPN’s way-too-early 2024 rankings) and then travel to play Kansas State (No. 21). We’ll have a strong idea of how good OSU is before October.
  • Every Big 12 team gets two byes and OSU’s come late in the season. The Cowboys are off Oct. 12 before a road trip to BYU and Nov. 16 before hosting Texas Tech. 
  • OSU is traveling 600 miles less this regular season than last regular season. After traveling 3,367 miles last season, OSU is slated for 2,709 miles of travel in 2024. The Cowboys have only one road trip of more than 1,000 miles this season (BYU).

 

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