STILLWATER – A loaded home slate that includes dates with Oklahoma, TCU, Baylor, Kansas State, Kansas and Tulsa highlights the 2017 Oklahoma State football schedule, which will pit the Cowboys against eight bowl teams from 2016.

Also notable is the return of the Big 12 Championship Game, which will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Dec. 2. The Big 12 went away from a championship game format after the 2010 season, but OSU would have earned a spot in that game in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016, had it existed. Starting in 2017, it will.

For the first time since 2004, the Bedlam game will be played before Thanksgiving, as OSU will host Oklahoma in Boone Pickens Stadium on Nov. 4.

OSU opens the season at home with in-state foe Tulsa on Sept. 2. The Golden Hurricane is 9-3 this year and set to play in the Miami Beach Bowl. The 2017 contest will be the 73rd all-time meeting between the two schools, with the Cowboys sporting a 40-27-5 all-time series lead, which includes a 24-6-3 mark in Stillwater.

A pair of true road games against non-conference opponents who are playing in 2016 bowl games follows, as the Cowboys travel to Mobile for their first-ever meeting with South Alabama on Sept. 9. The Jaguars toppled Mississippi State and No. 19 San Diego State this season and are headed to a bowl game for the second time in the last three seasons. The second leg of a home-and-home series against Pittsburgh that started with a 45-38 OSU win over the Panthers in Stillwater this season follows. The Cowboys will be making their first appearance at Heinz Field when the two teams clash on Sept. 16. Pitt was No. 23 in this year’s final College Football Playoff ranking.

The Big 12 schedule starts with a Sept. 23 date with TCU in Boone Pickens Stadium. The Cowboys are 3-0 against the Horned Frogs in Stillwater since TCU joined the Big 12 in 2012. A trip to Lubbock for a Sept. 30 battle with Texas Tech is next. The Cowboys have won in each of their last four trips to Jones AT&T Stadium and have won eight straight over the Red Raiders overall.

An Oct. 7 bye week sets up a four-game stretch of games against Baylor, at Texas, at West Virginia and against Oklahoma. When the Bears visit Boone Pickens Stadium on Oct. 14, the Cowboys will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak in the series. OSU’s trip to Austin on Oct. 21 provides the Pokes with an opportunity for their fifth straight win over the Longhorns on their home field. OSU scored its first-ever win in Morgantown on their last visit to Milan Puskar Stadium in 2015, and will look to make it three straight wins in the series when it clashes with WVU on Oct. 28. The path to the Big 12 championship has run through Bedlam in five of the last seven years and the Nov. 4 battle at Boone Pickens Stadium could once again have title implications.

OSU’s road finale will be played at Iowa State on Nov. 11, when the Cowboys will be hunting for their eighth win in their last nine games played against the Cyclones.

The regular season closes with back-to-back home games against Kansas State on Nov. 18 and against Kansas on Nov. 25. The Cowboys have won five in a row at home against the Wildcats and have won 12 of the last 13 overall against the Jayhawks.

Details for the Homecoming game will be announced as soon as they are finalized by the OSU Alumni Association.

For ticket information, the OSU ticket office can be reached online at okstate.com/tickets, over the phone at 877-ALL-4-OSU or on Twitter at @OSUFanEx.

2017 Oklahoma State Football Schedule

Sept. 2                Tulsa

Sept. 9                at South Alabama

Sept. 16             at Pittsburgh

Sept. 23             TCU

Sept. 30             at Texas Tech

Oct. 7                  Bye

Oct. 14                Baylor

Oct. 21                at Texas

Oct. 28                at West Virginia

Nov. 4                 Oklahoma

Nov. 11              at Iowa State

Nov. 18              Kansas State

Nov. 25              Kansas

Dec. 2                Big 12 Championship Game (Arlington, Texas)