The Houston Chronicle first reported this afternoon that the Oklahoma State Cowboys will play the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Reliant Stadium in Houston in 2013.

According to Mississippi State Athletics, the game will be owned by ESPN Regional Television and it's billed as the Texas Kick Off Classic. The game will be played Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.

With the announcement, Oklahoma State joins a number of other Big 12 Conference teams that will play a neutral site game in 2013. Texas and Oklahoma will continue the Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl and Texas Tech's neutral site game in 2013 will be against Baylor at Cowboys Stadium.