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2017 football schedules for OU, OSU come with a few surprises

NORMAN, Okla. Β – As both Oklahoma universities are preparing for appearances in bowl games, fans are already preparing for next season.

OU’s 2017 football schedule was finalized on Tuesday, and comes with a few surprises for fans.

The Sooners will kick off the season at home against UTEP on Sept. 2 before heading to Ohio State on Sept. 9.

OU will then take on Tulane, Baylor and Iowa State before meeting the Longhorns for the Red River Showdown in Dallas.

That game will be held on Oct. 14.

A big change next season will be when the Bedlam game will be played.

In recent years, it has been the final game of the regular season.

However, it is slated for Nov. 4 in Stillwater in 2017. The Sooners will then take on TCU and Kansas before finishing out the season against West Virginia on Nov. 25.

The Big 12 Championship Game will be held for the first time since 2010. It is set to take place on Dec. 2 in Arlington, Texas at AT&T Stadium.

  • Sept. 2 – OU vs. UTEP
  • Sept. 9- OU @Ohio State
  • Sept. 16 – OU vs. Tulane
  • Sept. 23 – OU @ Baylor
  • Oct. 7- OU vs. Iowa State
  • Oct. 14- OU vs. Texas
  • Oct. 21- OU @ Kansas State
  • Oct. 28 – OU vs. Texas Tech
  • Nov. 4- OU @ OSU
  • Nov. 11- OU vs. TCU
  • Nov. 18 – OU @ Kansas
  • Nov. 25 – OU vs. West Virginia.

The Cowboys will kick off their season at home against a local opponent as the Tulsa Hurricane comes to Stillwater on Sept. 2.

The team will face South Alabama and Pittsburgh before reaching its Big 12 Conference foes.

The Pokes will take on TCU Β and Texas Tech before back-to-back games against Baylor and Texas.

Following the Nov. 4 Bedlam game, OSU will take on Iowa State, Kansas State and Kansas to finish out the regular season.

  • Sept. 2 – OSU vs. Tulsa
  • Sept. 9 – OSU @ South Alabama
  • Sept. 16 – OSU @ Pittsburgh
  • Sept. 23 – OSU vs. TCU
  • Sept. 30 – OSU @ Texas Tech
  • Oct. 14 – OSU vs. Baylor
  • Oct. 21 – OSU @ Texas
  • Oct. 28 – OSU @ West Virginia
  • Nov. 4 – OSU vs. OU
  • Nov. 11 – OSU @ Iowa State
  • Nov. 18 – OSU vs. Kansas State
  • Nov. 25 – OSU vs. Kansas.