April 26, 2011
IRVING - The Big 12 Conference and ESPN have announced that a second Oklahoma State football game has been added to the 2011 television lineup.
Oklahoma State will visit Iowa State for a Friday night Big 12 battle this fall. ESPN2 will televise the OSU-ISU game on Nov. 18 from Ames.
The trip to Iowa State will mark OSU's third Friday night game (all on the road) in five seasons. The Cowboys played at Troy in 2007 and visited Louisiana last year for a Friday night contest. The game against the Cyclones will be OSU's first-ever Friday night conference game.
The Big 12 television partners had previously announced that ABC or ESPN will televise the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State game with Bedlam to be contested on Dec. 3. That Saturday the week after Thanksgiving is often referred to as "Championship Saturday".
The Cowboys will play six home games during the upcoming season, and in the first year of the nine-game Big 12 schedule, OSU will have five conference road games and four league home games. OSU was undefeated on the road last season.
Television plans for the remaining 10 games will be announced as they become available.
"We're excited that our football program has elevated to the point that Oklahoma State is now appearing regularly in prime-time windows with great national exposure," said head coach Mike Gundy.
Oklahoma State is coming off an 11-2 season that saw the Cowboys finish 10th in a major national poll (USA Today) for the first time since 1984.