Big 12 Announces Schedule Change
(Robert Allen contributed to this story.)
STILLWATER -- Get ready to change your calendars Cowboy fans because the Big 12 has announced a schedule change. Oklahoma State's Thanksgiving week game against Texas in Stillwater this November has been changed from Saturday the 28th, to Friday the 27th.
Texas broke up a four-game Oklahoma State win streak in the series this past September when the Longhorns won in Austin 36-30. Prior to that game Oklahoma State had won the last four, two in Stillwater and two in Austin, and had won seven of the last nine in the series.
Oklahoma State has not played a Thanksgiving weekend game off of Saturday since 1943 by our checking. Oklahoma A&M played at Denver on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 1943.
It also marks the second non-Saturday game for the Pokes in 2020 as they're also set to face Oregon State in Stillwater on Thursday, Sept. 3 to start the season.
The Big 12 also announced that they'll be moving the West Virginia and Iowa State game to Friday, Nov. 27 as well.
The Oklahoma State non Saturday games help them fulfill their requirement to the conference to play non Saturday games and will keep them from having to juggle any other Saturday games in the immediate future.
We won't know the television outlet for the Texas game until June 1, later this year, because television selections for the first three weeks of the season and any non-Saturday games aren't due until that date.
While people will now have to change their Thanksgiving travel plans just a bit so they can be back in and around Stillwater on Friday, I don't think it will be that big of an imposition for Cowboy fans as the Pokes are projected to have a solid 2020 season.
With Spencer Sanders having another year in the system, the return of Chuba Hubbard, Tylan Wallace, Rodarius Williams, the defense returning 10 out of 11 starters, plus the return of some solid back ups, not to mention receivers coach Kasey Dunn's promotion to offensive coordinator, the Pokes should be a very dangerous team this coming season.
It's the final home game of the season for the Pokes, so it'll be senior night and the final game of the regular season. Texas returns starting quarterback Sam Ehlinger to the mix, so the showdown in Stillwater should be one that gets people rather excited.