ESPN Gains Rights To First College Game In Cowboys’ New Stadium

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ESPN will televise the first college football game at the Dallas Cowboys’ new stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Labor Day weekend.

As part of a five-year pact to bring a top college game to the home of America’s Team during Labor Day weekends, the Sept. 5 contest will pit Oklahoma and BYU in primetime on either ABC or ESPN.  

The OU-BYU game this fall will be just the second meeting between these programs: the Cougars won the only previous meeting 31-6 in the 1994 Copper Bowl.

“We are delighted to present this compelling game and impressive new venue to a national audience, and look forward to working with Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys in future years to build a new tradition in college football,” said George Bodenheimer, president, ESPN, Inc. and ABC Sports, in a statement.