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Big 12 Announces OU 2012 Football Schedule

NORMAN, Okla. — The Big 12 Conference released its 2012 football schedule as approved by the league’s Directors of Athletics on Tuesday. The 2012 slate includes Big 12 newcomers TCU and West Virginia, and features a 10-team, nine-game, round-robin schedule. Dates are subject to change as adjustments are expected to accommodate television partners’ requests. Television selections for the first three weeks of the season and special dates are due to the Conference July 1.

Oklahoma opens Big 12 play at home on Sept. 22 against Kansas State, a team its won its last five games against, before its first Big 12 road game on Oct. 6 at Texas Tech. The 107th meeting between Oklahoma and Texas will be held in Dallas on Oct. 13 as the Sooners look for their third straight win in the series. The OU-Texas game is followed by a home game against Kansas, a team OU has won seven straight against.

November opens with a road trip to Ames, Iowa on Nov. 3 where Oklahoma is 33-2-1 vs. Iowa State. Baylor comes to Norman, where OU holds a 10-0 record as part of a 20-1 series lead, on Nov. 10 followed by OU’s first ever trip to Morgantown, W. Va., to take on conference newcomer West Virginia, a team that Oklahoma is 2-2 against all-time.

Bedlam returns to Norman for the first time since 2009 as Oklahoma enters the 2012 season with a 82-17-7 series edge over its in-state rival. The Sooners close out their regular season on Dec. 1 in Fort Worth, Texas, at conference newcomer TCU. Oklahoma is 7-4 all-time against the Horned Frogs including a 4-0 mark in Forth Worth. The 2012 game marks OU’s first trip to TCU since a 1998 10-9 Oklahoma victory.

The non-conference portion of Oklahoma’s schedule will be released at a later date.

The Oklahoma Conference schedule is as follows:
Sept. 22 Kansas State – Oklahoma leads 71-17-4; Last Meeting – OU 58, KSU 17 (Oct. 29, 2011)

Oct 6 at Texas Tech – Oklahoma leads series 13-6; Last Meeting – TT 41, OU 38 (Oct. 22, 2011)

Oct 13 Texas – Texas leads series 42-59-5; Last Meeting – OU 55, UT 17 (Oct. 8, 2011)

Oct 20 Kansas – Oklahoma leads series 69-27-8; Last Meeting – OU 47, KU 17 (Oct. 15, 2011)

Nov 3 at Iowa State – Oklahoma leads 69-5-2; Last Meeting – OU 26, ISU 6 (Nov. 26, 2011)

Nov. 10 Baylor – Oklahoma leads 20-1; Last Meeting – BU 45, OU 38 (Nov. 19, 2011)

Nov 17 at West Virginia – Series tied 2-2; Last Meeting – WVU 48, OU 28 (Jan. 2, 2007)

Nov 24 Oklahoma State – Oklahoma leads series 82-17-7; Last Meeting – OSU 44, OU 10 (Dec. 3, 2011)

Dec 1 at TCU – Oklahoma leads series 7-4; Last Meeting – OU 35, TCU 10 (Sept. 27, 2009)