Cowboys Classic

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Cowboys Classic
Stadium AT&T Stadium
Location Arlington, Texas
Operated 2009–present
Sponsors
2014 matchup
Florida State vs. Oklahoma State (37–31)

The Cowboys Classic is an annual college football game played on the opening weekend of the college football season in Arlington, Texas at AT&T Stadium (formerly Cowboys Stadium) where the Dallas Cowboys play. The Cowboys Classic usually kicks off ABC's Saturday Night Football schedule.

Game results[edit]

Date Winning team Losing team Attendance
September 5, 2009 #20 BYU Cougars 14 #3 Oklahoma Sooners 13 75,437[1]
September 4, 2010 #6 TCU Horned Frogs 30 #24 Oregon State Beavers 21 46,138[2]
September 3, 2011 #3 LSU Tigers 40 #4 Oregon Ducks 27 87,711[3]
September 1, 2012 #2 Alabama Crimson Tide 41 #8 Michigan Wolverines 14 90,413[4]
August 31, 2013 #12 LSU Tigers 37 #20 TCU Horned Frogs 27 80,230[5]
August 30, 2014 #1 Florida State Seminoles 37 Oklahoma State Cowboys 31 61,521[6]

Rankings are from the AP Poll.

2009[edit]

The inaugural Cowboys Classic featured the No. 20 BYU Cougars of the Mountain West Conference (MWC) against the No.3 Oklahoma Sooners of the Big 12 Conference and was played on September 5, 2009. It was the first college football game played at Cowboys Stadium. The game was only the second game played by BYU and Oklahoma, with the Cougars upsetting the Sooners 14–13.

2010[edit]

The second Cowboys Classic matched the No. 24 Oregon State Beavers of the Pacific-12 Conference and the No. 5 TCU Horned Frogs of the Mountain West Conference (MWC) on September 4, 2010. The Horned Frogs defeated the Beavers 30–21 in front of series low crowd of 46,138.

2011[edit]

The third edition paired the No. 4 Oregon Ducks of the Pac-12 Conference against the No. 3 LSU Tigers of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and was played on September 3, 2011, with the Tigers winning 40–27.

2012[edit]

No. 8 Michigan Wolverines of the Big Ten Conference played No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) on September 1, 2012, the first regular-season meeting between the teams. Alabama won 41–14 in front of an event record attendance of 90,413.

2013[edit]

The fifth playing of the Cowboys Classic matched the No. 12 LSU Tigers of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the No. 20 TCU Horned Frogs of the Big 12 Conference and was played on August 31, 2013. The Tigers bested the Horned Frogs 37–27.

2014[edit]

The sixth edition featured the Florida State Seminoles of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the Oklahoma State Cowboys of the Big 12 Conference, and was played on August 30, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It was the fifth meeting between Florida State and Oklahoma State, with the Seminoles leading the series 3-1. The No. 1 Seminoles defeated the unranked Cowboys 37–31 in front of a crowd of 62,521.

Future games[edit]

  • September 5, 2015: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Wisconsin Badgers[7]
  • September 3, 2016: USC Trojans vs. Alabama Crimson Tide[8]
  • September 2, 2017: Michigan Wolverines vs. Florida Gators[9]
  • September 1, 2018: LSU Tigers vs. Miami Hurricanes[10]

Records[edit]

By team[edit]

Rank Team Apps Record Win %
1 LSU 2 2–0 1.000
BYU 1 1–0 1.000
Alabama 1 1–0 1.000
Florida State 1 1–0 1.000
4 TCU 2 1–1 .500
5 Oklahoma 1 0–1 .000
Oregon 1 0–1 .000
Oregon State 1 0–1 .000
Michigan 1 0–1 .000
Oklahoma State 1 0–1 .000

By conference[edit]

Rank Conference Apps Record Win %
1 SEC 3 3–0 1.000
MWC 2 2–0 1.000
ACC 1 1–0 1.000
3 Big Ten 1 0–1 .000
Big 12 3 0–3 .000
Pac-12 2 0–2 .000

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