It should make for an interesting game on television that from a uniform standpoint could look like a team looking in the mirror.
The two schools have never previously met on the football field.
Last season Oregon State finished 5-7 and out of bowl contention while Oklahoma State finished 7-5 with a bowl win over Washington of the Pac-12 in the Cactus Bowl.
Under head coach Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State has become familiar with Pac-12 Conference opponents as the Cowboys have compiled an 8-3 record against teams from that league during Gundy’s 10-year tenure. Those West Coast opponents have included Stanford, Washington, Washington State, Arizona, Oregon, and Colorado (prior to their Pac-12 membership).
The Cowboys have won six of their last seven and eight of their last 10 games played against teams currently in the Pac-12 Conference, dating back to 2008.