2016-12-13

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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