Boise has become a popular nonconference opponent with BCS schools and that would figure to continue into the upcoming College Football Playoff era. Head coach Mike Gundy seemed happy with the choice of the Broncos for a premier nonconference foe.
"It's a good non-conference matchup for both of us," Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said. "It gives us each a quality opponent out of conference play, which is ultimately going to factor in when we get to the four-team playoff."
Oklahoma State and Boise State are among the two winningest football programs in the country since 2008. Over the last five seasons, Boise State has won 61 games to tie for the most in the country and Oklahoma State has won 49 games, ninth most at the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level.
The Broncos have a really stout overall record and an even better mark at home the last decade plus playing on their famous "blue turf."
Boise State boasts the nation's best record since 1997 with an overall mark of 168-35 (.828), and the Broncos' home record of 79-4 (.952) since 2000 is also a national best.
The Boise State series continues a recent trend of intersectional nonconference football games for Oklahoma State. The Cowboys open the 2013 season against Mississippi State in Reliant Stadium in Houston. OSU begins the 2014 season againt Florida State in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
The Cowboys have the following nonconference games scheduled for the upcoming seasons leading to the first meeting with Boise State in 2018:
2013: Mississippi State @ Houston, @ Texas-San Antonio, Lamar - 6 total home games
2014: Florida State @ Arlington, Texas-San Antonio, Missouri State - 6 total home games
2015: Central Arkansas, Texas-San Antonio, @Central Michigan - 7 total home games
2016: Central Michigan, McNeese State, TBA - 6 total home games with a TBA
2017: @ South Alabama, Rice, Tulsa - 7 total home games
2018: Boise State, South Alabama, Central Michigan - 7 total home games
(This story has contributions from Oklahoma State Athletic Media Relations. You can find more at www.okstate.com.)