If it's true, OSU will open the season at home for the first time in Les Miles' tenure as head coach and the first time since 1999, when the Cowboys defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 24-7.
The Cowboys will reportedly pay Montana State $250,000 to make the trip for the 2005 season opener. The game with Montana State would represent the first nonconference game on O-State's schedule next season.
Other possible opponents for the Cowboys include Louisiana-Lafayette (they owe OSU a visit to Stillwater) and Arkansas State. All three games would reportedly be played in Stillwater. There is also the possibility of an additional 12th game being added to the schedule thanks to a motion made by the Big 12 Conference to the NCAA.
Miles now signs off on all schedule proposals, and said he is looking for opponents that will visit Stillwater and are of moderate ability. The opener with the Bobcats would be the first home season opener since Miles took over the Cowboys before the 2001 season.
SMU was slated to visit Oklahoma State next season, but OSU had agreed to delay that visit until the 2006 season allowing SMU to sign a deal to host Texas A&M in Dallas in the 2005 season.
Cowboys To Host Montana State to Open 2005
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