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Kickoff Times Set For OSU's First Three Games

Oklahoma State will open the 2016 football season with three days games – vs. Southeastern Louisiana (2:30 p.m., Sept. 3), vs. Central Michigan (11 a.m., Sept. 10), and vs. Pittsburgh (2:30 p.m., Sept. 17) – at Boone Pickens Stadium.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys now know the details on their nonconference games, the first three games to start the 2016 football season, all to be played in the friendly confines of Boone Pickens Stadium. OSU Cowboy fans had best hope for a cooler than normal September because the lights won't be needed in the first three weeks. All three games to open the season will kickoff during the day and will be televised on three different outlets.

Standout quarterback Mason Rudolph showed off the other day with a pass connection on the water to a receiver open on a jet ski, he'll be back on dry land for the opener on Sept. 3 against FCS and Southland Conference foe Southeastern Louisiana. The opener will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. and be televised on Fox Sports Net (FSN).

Star linebacker Jordan Burton, safety Jordan Sterns, and tight end/Cowboy back Blake Jarwin will need to be in great shape for a battle with Central Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 10, with kickoff at 11 a.m. and the game being nationally televised on Fox Sports 1 (FS1). Last season the Cowboys opened on the road at CMU and won a hard fought 24-13 contest.

Then the nonconference concludes with what shapes up to be a Top 25 match-up as Oklahoma State and standout wide receiver James Washington host cancer survivor and stellar running back and former ACC Offensive Player of the Year in James Connor and the Pittsburgh Panthers. The Sept. 17 meeting will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. and be televised on ESPN. Pittsburgh went 8-5 last season in the first year for head coach and defensive guru Pat Narduzzi at the school.  

While times are not yet finalized for any of OSU's Big 12 games, fans can purchase tickets to individual road games at okstate.com.


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