The Oklahoma State 2021 football schedule is a bit different than the normal schedule that we have all come to know and love. This new year’s slate of matches has the added bonus of the fact that five teams will be in action, including perennial rivals Oklahoma and Texas. What does this mean for the College Football National Schedule (CFS) and why are fans of Oklahoma State looking forward to this match?
First and foremost, it shows how the College Football National Schedule has become increasingly dependent on the revenue generated by the high demand for tickets. Secondary market tickets have always had some trouble selling out, especially when it is the college game and not the Super Bowl. However, the high demand for Oklahoma State Tickets makes the secondary market a viable source for sales. The reason why this is so important is because Oklahoma State is such a good team and a potential threat to other schools in the region. In order for their season to positively impact the CFS schedule, the team has to sell out.
With a lack of national exposure on the playing surface and a sub-par recruiting class, there is no reason why the Sooners can’t compete with top programs in the country. This game also gives fans a chance to see what true championship spirit is all about. The crowd will not only cheer for the Sooners but give support to OSU as well. If the team cannot sell tickets to the match, there is no way they will get the necessary momentum to earn themselves a victory over eventual champions Virginia Tech or North Carolina.
It was a wise move to add the game to the year schedule. The added incentive of a potential bowl appearance will help keep the fans excited through the year. Oklahoma State will most likely be playing in the Littlewoods Bowl. The facility itself is impressive. However, the fans will be left sitting and watching an average program against a superior opponent.
The one negative to the addition of the Littlewoods Bowl is that it will take place during a time when there is not yet significant interest in college football. Also, it is unknown how many fans will attend the event. It may be just a fraction of the capacity of the attendance at Cowboys Stadium. There are some promising signs for the Sooners though.
The team has proven it can compete with some of the best programs in the country. They defeated one of the more talented teams in the country in LSU. The Sooners were blown out in their first appearance in the championship game against eventual national champion Florida State. Now they have a more experienced squad and a more realistic chance of upsetting the Seminoles in Tallahassee. They will need every win they can get against top competition to ensure they remain in the hunt for the Big 12 title.
Oklahoma State is also competing with teams like USC and Oklahoma in the loaded Atlantic Coast Conference. Florida is the obvious favorite in the state, but there is no sure bet as to whether the Seminaries will fall to the Cowboys or not. For now, the Sooners are the favorite, but it is anyone’s game in Atlantic City. The Cowboys look to bounce back from last year’s upset in their home city.
So this is the type of football game you watch if you want to root for one team in particular. If you want to root for the Sooners, there is nothing like witnessing a devastating upset at Cowboys Stadium. In addition to seeing star quarterback Darell Martin lead his team to a win over FCS opponent Texas A&M, you will be able to witness one of the top defenses in the country on the field. Expect this team to challenge for the Big 12 title in the coming years.