If you are like me, you expect the Oklahoma State football team to make a bowl game for the 12th straight year this upcoming season. In that case, you may want to start marking your calendars.
The officials dates, times, and TV networks for all 35 (!!!) bowl games have been announced. That includes the games with Big 12 connections, the first of which kick off on Dec. 26th.
Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl
Tuesday, Dec. 26 (Time TBD) | Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, TX | ESPN
Big 12 No. 7 vs. C-USA
Last season the Big 12 did not qualify enough teams to fill their spot in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. OSU has played in this game once, in the 2012 season, beating Purdue 58-14.
Motel 6 Cactus Bowl
Tuesday, Dec. 26 (Time TBD) | Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ | ESPN
Big 12 No. 6 vs. Pac-12
Last season, Baylor rebounded from a dismal end to their season with a 31-12 victory over Boise State. Oklahoma State has played in this bowl game twice; OSU beat Washington 30-22 in 2014 and beat Indiana in 2007 when the bowl was still called the Insight Bowl.
Autozone Liberty Bowl
Saturday, Dec. 30 @ 11:30 a.m. CT | Liberty Bowl, Memphis, TN | ABC
Big 12 No. 5 vs. SEC
TCU lost to Georgia in the 2016 Liberty Bowl. Oklahoma State has not played in this bowl yet.
Advocare V100 Texas Bowl
Wednesday, Dec. 27th @ 8:00 p.m. CT | NRG Stadium, Houston, TX | ESPN
Big 12 No. 4 vs. SEC
Last year, Kansas State upset Texas A&M in Houston 33-28. The Cowboys have not played in this bowl game.
Camping World Bowl
Thursday, Dec. 28th @ 4:15 p.m. CT | Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL | ESPN
Big 12 No. 3 vs. ACC
Known as the Russell Athletic Bowl last season, West Virginia fell to Miami 31-14. Oklahoma State has never played in this bowl game.
Valero Alamo Bowl
Thursday, Dec. 28th @ 8:00 p.m. CT | Alamodome, San Antonio, TX | ESPN
Big 12 No. 2 vs. Pac-12
Last year Oklahoma State dominated the Pac-12 South Champion Colorado Buffaloes, winning 38-8. OSU also previously won the Alamo Bowl in 2010 beating Arizona 36-10.
Goodyear Cotton Bowl
Friday, Dec. 29th @ 7:30 p.m. CT | AT&T Stadium, Dallas, TX | ESPN
At Large vs At Large
Normally the Sugar Bowl would be the destination for the conference’s top team not in the playoff. However, since the Sugar Bowl will host one of the two semi-final games, it’s likely the Big 12 will send its best non-playoff team to the Cotton Bowl.
OSU has twice appeared in the Cotton bowl, losing to Ole Miss after the 2009 season and losing to Missouri after the 2013 seasons.
Monday, Jan. 1st @ 4:00 p.m. CT | Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA | ESPN
AllState Sugar Bowl
Monday, Jan. 1st @ 7:45 p.m. CT | Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA | ESPN
If Oklahoma State can win the Big 12, and finish the season with no more than one loss, they could very likely head to the College Football Playoff for the first time. If that happens, here’s hoping for a trip to New Orleans.
Alright Cowboys fans, where do you expect to see OSU go bowling this season? Sound off in the comments section below!