Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Big 12 Conference Announces OU's 2017 Football Schedule

Oklahoma's 2017 football schedule was finalized Tuesday with the release of next year's Big 12 Conference slate.

After hosting UTEP (4-8 this year) on Sept. 2, playing at Ohio State (11-1; College Football Playoff) on Sept. 9 and hosting Tulane (4-8) on Sept. 16 in non-conference action, the Sooners open league play Sept. 23 at Baylor (6-6; Cactus Bowl).

Following its lone bye week of the season, OU plays its Big 12 home opener Oct. 7 against Iowa State (3-9) and then travels to Dallas for the Red River Showdown against Texas (5-7) on Oct 14. It finishes the month at Kansas State (8-4; Texas Bowl) and at home vs. Texas Tech (5-7).

The Sooners play four games in November, starting with a road Bedlam contest against Oklahoma State (9-3; Alamo Bowl) on the 4th. They host TCU (6-6; Liberty Bowl) on the 11th, play at Kansas (2-10) on the 18th and wrap up the regular season at home vs. West Virginia (10-2; Russell Athletic Bowl) on the 25th.

The Big 12 Championship Game, which will be held for the first time since 2010 when OU beat Nebraska 23-20, will take place Dec. 2 in Arlington, Texas, at AT&T Stadium.

For Oklahoma season ticket information, contact the OU Athletics Ticket Office at 800-456-4668.

Sept. 2 - UTEP (OU leads 3-0 and has outscored Miners 147-21)
Sept. 9 - at Ohio State (Ohio State leads 2-1; Sooners won lone meeting in Columbus in 1977)
Sept. 16 - Tulane (Programs have never met)
Sept. 23 - at Baylor (OU leads 23-3 and is 11-2 in Waco)
Sept. 30 - Bye
Oct. 7 - Iowa State (OU leads 74-5-2 and has won 18 straight; Stoops is 12-0 vs. ISU with each win by double digits)
Oct. 14 - vs. Texas in Dallas (Texas leads 61-45-5; Stoops is 11-7 vs. Longhorns)
Oct. 21 - at Kansas State (OU leads 74-19-4; Stoops is 6-0 in Manhattan with each win by double digits)
Oct. 28 - Texas Tech (OU leads 18-6 overall and 10-2 in Norman; has won five straight)
Nov. 4 - at Oklahoma State (OU leads 86-18-7 and is 39-7-5 in Stillwater; has won 6 of last 7 there)
Nov. 11 - TCU (OU leads 11-5 but series is tied 4-4 in Norman; has won 5 of last 6 overall)
Nov. 18 - at Kansas (OU leads 74-27-6 and has won 12 straight; has outscored KU 162-17 last 3 years)
Nov. 25 - West Virginia (OU leads 7-2 and is 5-0 since Mountaineers joined Big 12)

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