It’s a Battle of OSUs and Ohio State is not invited. Oregon State and Oklahoma State have announced a future home-and-home series that will be played in 2019 and 2020, serving up a Big 12 vs. Pac-12 battle in the regular season.
Oregon State will play host in the first of the two meetings on August 31, 2019 at Reser Stadium. The scene then shifts to Stillwater the following season on September 5, 2020. Neither program has a power conference non-conference opponent minimum to meet the way schools in the ACC or SEC do, but there is no question that scheduling a program from the Big 12 or Pac-12 helps boost the overall strength of schedule for Oklahoma State or Oregon State as well as the Big 12 and Pac-12. Maybe we can work out a way for Ohio State to get the winner?*
The two programs have never faced each other, so barring meeting at a bowl game before 2019 these will be the first two games played in the series. Oregon State’s most recent tussle with a school from the Big 12 came in the 2012 Alamo Bowl, with the Beavers coming up on the short end of a 31-27 contest against the Texas Longhorns. That loss dropped Oregon State to 2-2 all-time against the Big 12 (and 5-8 all-time against teams currently in the Big 12). The last regular season meeting against the conference came in 1998 against Baylor. That was the last time a Big 12 team played at Oregon State.
Oklahoma State’s most recently played game against a team from the Pac-12 was just this past season, with a 30-22 victory in the Cactus Bowl against Washington. The most recent regular season contest against a Pac-12 member was in 2012 against Arizona. The Wildcats took a 59-38 victory in that one. Of course, Oklahoma State’s most notable game and victory against a team from the Pac-12 came the previous season with a Fiesta Bowl overtime victory against Stanford — coached by Jim Harbaugh and with Andrew Luck at quarterback.
* Ohio State and Oregon State actually have an upcoming game scheduled for 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.