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Oklahoma State Football vs. Arkansas Kickoff Time Confirmed for 2024

Oklahoma State's Nickolas Martin (4) celebrates an interception in the fourth quarter of the college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys and the Kansas State Wildcats at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater. Okla., Friday, Oct. 6, 2023. OSU won 29-21.

On Tuesday, ESPN announced the approximate start times for the entire 2024 SEC football season, and a few of those games pertain to matchups with Big 12 opponents.

One of those matchups is between Oklahoma State and Arkansas, who are set to clash on Saturday, September 7. The Week 2 matchup will pit two Oklahoma boys against one another as Mike Gundy, born in Midwest City (OK) and Sam Pittman, born in El Reno (OK), will clash for the first time as head coaches.

On May 30, Oklahoma State announced that its Week 2 tilt against Arkansas will kick off at 11:00 a.m. CT in Stillwater.


Oklahoma State’s 11:00 a.m. kick against the Razorbacks is the first of three games in which the Cowboys will start before noon.

This will represent the 46th meeting between the Cowboys and Razorbacks, with the first meeting taking place in 1912. Interestingly, it will also be the first time the two schools have met in more than 40 years, with the most recent matchup taking place on September 20, 1980.


Arkansas carries a five-game winning streak over the Pokes heading into this game. It won every matchup between 1976 and 1980, capped by the 33-20 win in their last meeting.

Prior to that, however, it was Oklahoma State with three straight victories from 1973-75. Arkansas dominates the series’ most recent history—which is hardly recent—winning 20 of the last 24 meetings. They also lead the all-time series record, 30-15-1.

Quite a lot has changed in Stillwater since the last time these two programs have met up. The Pokes have been one of the winningest programs in college football under Mike Gundy, and they’ll enter this game as the favorite at home. While official odds haven’t been released, projections show the Cowboys floating around a touchdown favorite over the visiting Razorbacks.

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