The Oklahoma State Cowboys have added the South Dakota State Jackrabbits to their 2024 football schedule, FBSchedules.com has learned.
A copy of the football game contract with Oklahoma State University was obtained from South Dakota State University via a state open records request.
Oklahoma State will host South Dakota State at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2024. The Cowboys will pay the Jackrabbits a $450,000 guarantee for playing the contest, according to the copy of the contract.
Oklahoma State and South Dakota State have never met on the gridiron.
South Dakota State is a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Jackrabbits advanced to the FCS Semifinals in 2021, but fell on the road at Montana State, 31-17, and finished the season 11-4 overall and 5-3 in conference play.
South Dakota State is the third and final non-conference opponent for the Oklahoma State Cowboys in 2024. After opening the season against South Dakota State, the Cowboys are scheduled to host the Arkansas Razorbacks on Sept. 7 and travel to face the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Sept. 14.
Other FCS opponents that Oklahoma State has on their future schedules include Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2022), Central Arkansas (2023), Murray State (2026), and Western Illinois (2027).
Oklahoma State is the second scheduled non-conference opponent for South Dakota State for the 2024 season. The Jackrabbits are also slated to host the Utah Tech Trailblazers on Sept. 28.
South Dakota State now has six future games scheduled against Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) competition. Other opponents include Iowa in 2022, Northwestern in 2026, Iowa State in 2027, and Nebraska in 2028 and 2030.