Tulsa at Oklahoma State: 11 a.m. CT| Boone Pickens Stadium| ESPN
Coach Mike Gundy’s squad is finally set to take the field in Boone Pickens Stadium kicking off a highly anticipated 2020 season for Cowboy fans.
What to watch for: 2019 Division I leading rusher and Heisman trophy candidate Chuba Hubbard looks to dominate the backfield once again for the orange and black. A top prospect for the 2021 NFL draft, the Alberta, Canada Native is sure to entertain college football fans of all ages all over the world. At this point, Hubbard would need to record at least 757 rushing yards this season to bypass Barry Sanders as OSU’s all-time rushing leader.
History: OSU looks to continue a seven-game winning streak versus the interstate rivals in Tulsa. The Cowboys lead this lengthy series with a strong 41-27-5 record.
Houston at Baylor: 11 a.m. CT| McLane Stadium| Waco, Texas| FOX
The Baylor’s 2020 season opener marks the beginning of the Dave Aranda era in Waco. Aranda takes over the reins for former Baylor head coach Matt Rhule.
What to watch for: Defensive makeover — Baylor was able to produce a top-20 defense a season ago but the Bears lost the majority of their defensive production to the NFL draft and graduation. Fortunately, Baylor’s leading tackler Terrel Bernard is set for his junior campaign.
History: Saturday morning’s matchup marks the 29th meeting between these intrastate opponents and just the first since 1995.