Cowboys Classic Schedule
If you are a college football fanatic chances are you have already marked August 30th
on your calendar, as it is the opening weekend of the 2014 college football season. There are a slew of games to choose from
but the Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas has annually been one of the best games of the season since
the inaugural event in 2009. The 2014 Cowboys Classic will feature two of the top teams in the country, the Florida State
Seminoles and the Oklahoma State Cowboys both of whom have lofty expectations for the upcoming season. Both sides will be
looking to start their season with a bang and will not be looking to have their dreams of a national championship cut short
on the first day of the season.
The Florida State Seminoles are coming off of a 2013-2014 season in which they emerged
undefeated as National Champions. He is man winning quarterback will return for his sophomore season looking to guide the
Seminoles to back to back titles and perhaps become a two time Heisman winner. The school first fielded a football team in
1947 and has claimed three national titles, as well as six unclaimed national championships and 17 conference titles 14 of
which came in the ACC. High expectations for the Florida State Seminoles have spurred the team to put in extra work in the
off season in hopes of accomplishing their goals.
Oklahoma State has had a football team since 1915 but has yet to win
a national championship. You can be sure that they will be looking to make a name for themselves by taking down the defending
champion Seminoles in front of a huge national television audience. Entering his ninth year head coach Mike Gundy will be
hoping to build upon the success he has brought to the university over the past decade and he just might have the team to
have a watershed year with the Cowboys.
Cowboys Classic History
The Cowboys Classic is held at AT&T
Stadium, the Arlington, Texas home of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys. The enormous venue has hosted the Super Bowl and several other
big time events and was built specifically with football in mind assuring the fans that there is not a single bad seat in
the house. The first Cowboys Classic was played back in 2009 when the BYU Cougars upset the then-third-ranked Oklahoma Sooners.
It was a thrilling game that was decided by a single point, and kicked off this annual event in dramatic fashion. In 2011,
the Cowboys Classic saw two Top 5 teams take the field when the LSU Tigers and Oregon Ducks faced off for a huge victory.
The Tigers were able to prevail thanks to their scoring 40 points in the contest. This game always offers fans the chance
to see two top teams play their hearts out.
AT&T Stadium is a state of the art venue
that has been a mecca for football fans since it first opened. Once fans enter the stadium for the Cowboys Classic it is clear
that they are about to see a college football game unlike any other. The players warming up on the field are visibly fighting
off nerves and trying to get out all of the jitters before the opening kickoff. The crowd is full of players' families, alumni,
hordes of journalists and sports writers, locals who are always thrilled to take part in the annual tradition, and college
football fanatics who are hoping to see another historic college football match up. The pageantry of the cheerleaders, mascots,
marching bands, and wild fans are enough to get you out of your seat, and then the game begins. Thunderous, bone-rattling
hits, incredible displays of speed and agility, clutch field goals, and game breaking plays fill up the day of world class
college football. By the time the clock winds down your voice is hoarse and your palms are stinging from clapping and giving
high fives and you will already be planning a return trip the following year.
Cowboys Classic Trivia
two teams have appeared in the Cowboys Classic more than once?
So far TCU and LSU are the only teams to have appeared
in the Cowboys Classic more than once. LSU is undefeated in the event with a 2-0 record while TCU is 1-1. In 2015 Alabama
will be making their second appearance in the Cowboys Classic hoping to defeat Wisconsin and improve to 2-0 alongside their
SEC rivals LSU.
Cowboys Classic Fans
Football fans love their college pigskin, and for good reason. The
Cowboys Classic always draws hordes of fans to the stadium, as it should again this year, because it showcases two top teams.
Each year two ranked teams take to the field to do battle, and it makes for a spectacle that football fans love to feast their