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Oklahoma State football: Cowboy fans split on whether season opener in Arlington worth the effort to travel

by Kyle Fredrickson Published: August 24, 2014

STILLWATER — One fan woke up at 5 am and waited three hours for a ticket to Saturday’s game. Another has been a season-ticket holder for the past six years, but won’t buy a seat for the opener.

As the Oklahoma State football team is less than a week away from its showdown with No. 1 Florida State at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, it seems some Cowboy faithful might be split on whether the game is worth the price in person or if it’s must-see TV.

Luke Alaback, an OSU junior from Tulsa, was the first to purchase a student ticket for the game when they went on sale Aug. 18. Alaback and about 20 of his friends will drive to Arlington for the weekend and possibly attend ESPN’s College GameDay in Fort Worth, he said.

Matt Claxton, 33, lives in Norman but hasn’t missed a home game at Boone Pickens Stadium in 6 years.

When he found out the Cowboys had scheduled the Seminoles for a one-hit neutral site game, he was disappointed that for a second-straight year OSU was losing out on something he cherishes.

Claxton will still be at every home game this season in Stillwater. He just wishes there were one more in 2014.

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by Kyle Fredrickson
OSU beat writer
Kyle Fredrickson became the Oklahoma State beat writer for The Oklahoman and in July 2014. A native Coloradoan, Fredrickson attended Western State College before transferring to Oklahoma State in 2010 and graduating in 2012. Fredrickson...
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