Boise State announced last month it was adding Florida State to its future non-conference slate. Now the Broncos have scheduled a home-and-home with another quality opponent: Oklahoma State.
The first game is scheduled for Sept. 15, 2018, in Stillwater with the Cowboys heading to Boise on Sept. 18, 2021. The two teams have never met before in football.
“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.”
That’s an interesting quote from Gundy. It’s impossible to predict how good a team’s going to be five years-plus down the road, but schools are already showing a willingness to schedule what is are considered marquee out-of-conference games with the hopes that it’ll help their overall strength of schedule with CFP’s selection committee.
Additionally, the Broncos are beginning to get big name opponents to come to Boise — something that was difficult to do not too long ago. Boise State will host Washington in 2015, Washington State in 2016, Virginia in 2017, UConn in 2018, Florida State in 2020, Oklahoma State in 2021 and Michigan State in 2022.