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).
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.