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Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Central Michigan Chippewas football: How to watch, listen, stream and more

Find out how to watch the Chippewas take on Okie State at Kelly/Shorts.

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

We've made it. It's Thursday, and it's time to see what kind of team the Central Michigan Chippewas will be in 2015 as they host the Oklahoma State Cowboys in a big early season matchup.

The main story is that this is CMU's first game under Central-alum John Bonamego, who gets a test in his first game as a head coach at any level. The test is the Big 12's Oklahoma State Cowboys, who have shown an unbelievable level of consistency under long-time head coach Mike Gundy. Last season, however, that consistency was nearly broken. The Cowboys approached week 11 sitting at 5-6 and losing five straight games. But Gundy's team showed resiliency to beat Oklahoma in overtime before beating Washington 30-22 in the Cactus Bowl to finish 7-6 (3-5 Big 12), and over-.500 for the ninth-straight season. Mason Rudolph will be the likely starter for the Cowboys, as Oklahoma State lost Daxx Garman on a transfer to Maryland. You can check out the full non-conference preview for Oklahoma State here.

Cooper Rush is back for Central Michigan after finishing 2014 at 243-382, with 27 touchdowns and 13 picks. But Rush could find it a problem without play-makers Thomas Rawls and Titus Davis. Depth could be a challenge for CMU as Jesse Kroll and Anthony Rice step up to help cushion the loss of Davis at wide receiver. Central Michigan will be eager to get their feet wet under a new head coach, and will likely have to quickly if they stand any chance of hanging around in this one.

This is the first ever match-up between Oklahoma State and Central Michigan.

Quick Game Info

When: Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 7 p.m. EST

Location: Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, Michigan

TV: The game will be live on ESPNU.

Streaming: The game can be seen on the WatchESPN app, available on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for iOS and Android powered devices. Click here to watch live with a valid cable subscription.

Radio: Central Michigan fans can listen to the game on the Chippewa Sports Network, wit the flagship station being 95.3 WCFX FM in Mount Pleasant. Click here to listen live.

Odds: Most places have Oklahoma State -23, with the point spread at 110 and the over under sitting at 54. Full list of odds here.

Players to Watch

Cooper Rush (QB, CMU)- The two-year starter is back once again after throwing for over 3000 yards in 2014, as well as nearly leading the Chips to a victory in the Bahamas Bowl.

Jesse Kroll (WR, CMU)- Kroll made 36 catches last season, tallying over 580 yards, and looks to be in prime position to help replace Titus Davis in 2015.

Tim Hamilton (LB, CMU)- Hamilton, along with Davis and senior center Nick Beamish will be Central's captains in the 2015. The senior linebacker finished with 37 tackles a season ago.

Mason Rudolph (QB, OkSt)- Rudolph came in late in 2014 to replace Daxx Garman, finishing 49-for-86 with 856 yards in three games last season.

Rennie Childs (RB, OkSt)- Childs was third on Gundy's depth chart in 2014, but will have to step up to number one in 2015. He finished with 78 carries for 294 yards last season.