There are only two games left on the regular schedule for the Oklahoma Sooners 2012 football season. On Tuesday, the Big 12 conference released the 2013 schedule which has officially been approved by the leagues Directors of Athletics. Some of the games dates may change due to television times, but this is what we have to work with so far.
The Sooners’ games are scheduled as followed:
August 31 – hosting University of Louisiana – Monroe
September 7 – an early conference game hosting the West Virginia Mountaineers
September 14 – hosting Tulsa Golden Hurricane
September 21 – BYE
September 28 – at Notre Dame Fighting Irish
October 5 – hosting TCU Horned Frogs
October 12 – at Cotton Bowl for Texas Longhorns
October 19 – at Kansas Jayhawks
October 26 – hosting Texas Tech Red Raiders
November 2 – BYE
November 9 – at Baylor Bears
November 16 – hosting Iowa State Cyclones
November 23 – at Kansas State Wildcats
November 30 – Thanksgiving Week (off)
December 7 – at Oklahoma State Cowboys
Right off the bat, the most notable improvement is that the BYE weeks are spread out more for 2013. The 2011 season, the Sooners had a BYE before and after the game against Kansas State. According to the Big 12′s official release, the Sooners off weeks come before traveling to South Bend, Waco and Stillwater. The home schedule, which consists of two non-conference games and three Big 12 games seems to be a little underwhelming but unavoidable.
Another noticeable change is that five out of the last seven of Oklahoma’s games are on the road. The last home game will be played on November 16th against the Cyclones. It is yet to be seen if this will even have a factor on the 2013 Sooner team, but they have played decently enough on the road in 2011 sans last weekend against the Mountaineers.
The Big 12 schedule is definitely intriguing and has the possibility of some great match-ups. Who do you think runs the table in 2013?