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Oklahoma State’s revised 2020 football schedule: Cowboys to host West Virginia in Big 12 opener

OSU will close the season at TCU, where the Cowboys were originally scheduled to start Big 12 play.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 17 West Virginia at Oklahoma State Photo by William Purnell/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Oklahoma State will open its 2020 season against in-state foe Tulsa for the Cowboys’ lone non-conference Sept. 12 then start a nine-game Big 12 schedule against West Virginia on Sept. 26, the conference announced Wednesday.

Both games will be at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater.

The Cowboys were slated to kick off the 2020 season at home against Oregon State on Sept. 3, but the game was canceled July 11 when the Pac-12 moved to a conference-only schedule amid health concerns surrounding the coronavirus.

The Big 12 can delay the season until Oct. 10, and have the conference championship game Dec. 12 or Dec. 19 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. OU has won the game three straight years. It was originally slated for Dec. 5.

OSU opted to keep Tulsa over FCS Western Illinois as the Cowboys’ one non-conference game after the Big 12 adopted a 10-game schedule with one non-conference game one week ago. OSU’s decision to keep Tulsa gives the Cowboys a better strength of schedule and will limit travel for their opponent with Tulsa only an hour away.

The Cowboys’ game against the Mountaineers was originally scheduled for Nov. 14. OSU has won five straight against WVU and is 7-4 in the all-time series, with a 3-2 mark in Stillwater.

OSU makes a trip Oct. 3 to Lawrence, Kansas, to play Kansas before a second bye week Oct. 10. The Cowboys return to action Oct. 17 in Waco, Texas, against the Baylor, followed by back-to-back home games against Iowa State on Oct. 24 and Texas Oct. 31.

The Cowboys start November in Manhattan, Kansas, against the Kansas State on Nov. 7 then have their third bye week Nov. 14 before traveling to Norman on Nov. 21 for the annual Bedlam Series game against Oklahoma.

The Cowboys close out their home schedule Nov. 28 against Texas Tech. OSU’s regular season concludes Dec. 5, when the Cowboys head to Fort Worth to face TCU.

Broadcast information and kickoff times will be announced at a later date.

OSU’s 2020 schedule

Sept. 12 — Tulsa

Sept. 19 — BYE

Sept. 26 — West Virginia

Oct. 3 — at Kansas

Oct. 10 — BYE

Oct. 17 — at Baylor

Oct. 24 — Iowa State

Oct. 31 — Texas (homecoming)

Nov. 7 — at Kansas State

Nov. 14 — BYE

Nov. 21 — at Oklahoma

Nov. 28 — Texas Tech

Dec. 5 — at TCU