The Boise State Broncos and the Oklahoma State Cowboys have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2018 and 2021, both schools have announced.
Boise State will travel to face Oklahoma State at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater on Sept. 15, 2018. The Broncos will then host the Cowboys at Bronco Stadium in Boise on Sept. 18, 2021.
The 2018 contest will be the first ever meeting between the two schools, unless they happen to cross paths in one of the next five post-seasons.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to bring Oklahoma State to Bronco Stadium,” Boise State Director of Athletics 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.”
“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.”
Boise State has now completed their 2018 non-conference schedule and needs two more games in 2021 (unless they travel to Hawaii in those years and want a 5th game). Their 2018 slate also includes BYU and UConn at home and Troy on the road. The 2021 schedule features a trip to BYU.
The Broncos have been scheduling very aggressively of late, securing home-and-home series against Florida State, UConn, Virginia, UL Lafayette, and Troy.
The addition of Boise State gives the Oklahoma State Cowboys three non-conference games in 2018 and their first in 2021. OSU is also slated to host Central Michigan and South Alabama in 2018. The South Alabama game was initially set for Sept. 15, and a new date is to be determined.