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Florida St.-Okla. St. officially announced as ’14 Cowboys Classic

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Rumored to be in the works for months, a future Cowboys Classic featuring schools from the ACC and Big 12 has officially been announced.

In a pair of press releases, both Florida State and Oklahoma State confirmed that they will square off in the 2014 edition of the Cowboys Classic on August 30.  As has been the case for the previous four Classics, the game will be played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Tex.

It will be the season opener for both schools.

“We are pleased to be playing Oklahoma State and with the exposure the game will provide our program and our university,” said FSU athletic director Randy Spetman. “I know that our fans will be excited about visiting Texas Stadium and the Dallas area. It is a football venue that is second to none.

“The announcement of this game is timely for Florida State in that we have in the past few weeks begun a determined effort to regularly schedule high-profile non-conference football opponents. We are in the preliminary stages of exploring both home-and-home and neutral site games with prominent programs in the near future.”

The 2014 game will mark just the fifth meeting between the two football programs, and the first since the 1985 Gator Bowl.  The Seminoles hold a 3-1 edge all-time over the Cowboys.

It was announced in late September of this year that the LSU-TCU game will be the 2013 version of the Classic.  It will mark the second appearances each for the Tigers (40-27 win over Oregon in 2011) and the Horned Frogs (30-21 win over Oregon State in 2010).

BYU beat Oklahoma 14-13 in the first Cowboys Classic in 2009, while Alabama rolled over Michigan 41-14 in this year’s game.

In addition to the FSU-OSU announcement, the Dallas Cowboys and ESPN revealed that the Cowboys Classic agreement between the two parties has been extended through the 2024 season.

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5 Responses to “Florida St.-Okla. St. officially announced as ’14 Cowboys Classic”
  1. thegamecocker says: Dec 19, 2012 4:56 PM

    That will be great! That pretty much confirms that FSU will be leaving the ACC for the Big 12. This is just a precursor of things to come. Clemson will probably line up a game against another Big 12 foe to be played in 2014 as well. Everyone watching what Maryland will pay to exit the North Carolina Basketball conference they call the ACC.

  2. gopokes0714 says: Dec 19, 2012 5:39 PM

    As a season ticket holder I would much prefer a home and home. These nuetral site games take away a home game. So now one of the marquee home games becomes a game I have to travel and pay extra for. I was cool with the Mississippi St game in Houston, but if this is a ever season thing now they are kind of shafting the season ticket holders.

  3. necr0philia says: Dec 19, 2012 5:40 PM

    Cowboys vs Indians anyone?

  4. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 19, 2012 6:08 PM

    Cowboys vs in… someone beat me to it

  5. drummerhoff says: Dec 19, 2012 7:07 PM

    FSU, thanks to its ACC affiliation, has a scheduling problem no one outside of Tallahassee seems to be picking up on.

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