STILLWATER – Oklahoma State’s first two football games of the 2017 season have been moved, it was announced today. Additionally, kickoff times and TV designations have been set for each of the Cowboys’ three non-conference games.
OSU’s opener against Tulsa has been moved to Thursday, August 31 in Boone Pickens Stadium and the Cowboys’ week two clash with South Alabama in Mobile was moved to Friday, September 8.
OSU’s road trip to Pittsburgh will remain on September 16, as originally scheduled.
The Tulsa game is set for a 6:30 p.m. CT kick on FS1 and the South Alabama matchup will kick at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN2. When the Cowboys face Pittsburgh, the game will be televised on either ABC or ESPN2 with kickoff set for 11 a.m. CT.
The week one matchup against Tulsa marks the 10th time that OSU has played a Thursday night game during the regular season and the seventh Thursday night game played in Stillwater. The Cowboys have won eight of their previous nine Thursday games, most recently dropping Central Michigan by a 24-13 margin to open the 2015 season. The last time OSU played a Thursday night home game was in 2014, when the Cowboys were 45-35 winners over Texas Tech.
OSU and South Alabama have never met on the gridiron, but when the Cowboys take on the Jaguars, it will mark OSU’s third regular-season Friday game and the first since the Cowboys played at Iowa State on Nov. 18, 2011. The other two Friday night games were played at Troy in 2007 and at Louisiana in 2010.