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Oklahoma releases 2020 football schedule

With the finalization of the Big 12 schedule, the dates for the full 12-game slate are out.

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With the Big 12’s finalization of its 2020 football schedule, fans of the Oklahoma Sooners can now mark their calendars for the season’s full slate.

Sept. 5: Missouri State

Sept. 12: Tennessee

Sept. 26: at Army

Oct. 3: Baylor

Oct. 10: Texas (at Dallas)

Oct. 17: at Iowa State

Oct. 24: Oklahoma State

Oct. 31: at TCU

Nov. 7: at West Virginia

Nov. 14: Kansas State

Nov. 21: Kansas

Nov. 28: at Texas Tech

  • With the way in which the college football calendar is set up, the Sooners only have one bye week in 2020 after having two this season. The bad news? It comes very early in the slate, as it would be nice to have a weekend later in the season to recharge. The good news? It comes the week before OU’s game against Army at West Point. That’ll give the Sooners an additional week to practice and prepare for that offense.
  • When looking through this schedule, OU’s October run looks like a doozy. Opposing offenses don’t terrify me quite as much in Alex Grinch’s new world order, but all five of those schools are set to return their starting QB in 2020. I know TCU’s Max Duggan hasn’t lit the world on fire as a true freshman, but he should be a much-improved product that will allow TCU’s offense to at least come close to matching what Gary Patterson is able to trot out defensively.
  • With new (and seemingly very good) coaching staffs in place in Morgantown, Manhattan, Lawrence and Lubbock in 2019, the final four matchups of 2020 could make Oklahoma’s home stretch a bit more difficult than it looks on paper at this point. I’m obviously not expecting Kansas to threaten OU in Norman, but the other three won’t necessarily be layups (particularly the games in Morgantown and Lubbock).
  • Since Missouri State is the opener, OU will obviously be kicking off the season with a PPV game. The one small upside of this is the fact that we know we’ll have a night game to open the season.