After months of knowing the Oklahoma Sooners’ opponents for the 2024 season, the SEC has released the actual schedule.
It’s certainly a gauntlet, but that’s what we signed up for. Two things that stand out right off the bat:
- Oklahoma has a bye week before the Oct. 12 game against the Texas Longhorns as well as a bye week before the Nov. 23 home finale against the Alabama Crimson Tide.
- The Sooners don’t have back-to-back true road games at any point on the schedule.
It’s not going to be easy by any means, but these are a couple of tremendous breaks in Year 1 of SEC play particularly the bye week proceeding the games versus Alabama and at LSU.
Full 2023 Schedule:
Aug. 31 - vs. Temple
Sept. 7 - vs. Houston
Sept. 14 - vs. Tulane
Sept. 21 - vs. Tennessee
Sept. 28 - at Auburn
Oct. 5 - BYE
Oct. 12 - vs. Texas (Dallas)
Oct. 19 - vs. South Carolina
Oct. 26 - at Ole Miss
Nov. 2 - vs. Maine
Nov. 9 - at Missouri
Nov. 16 - BYE
Nov. 23 - vs. Alabama
Nov. 30 - at LSU (could change to Friday, Nov. 29)
Oklahoma’s offensive line situation is certainly a question mark after the news of Cayden Green’s entry into the portal, but every other position group on the team looks like it can go toe-to-toe with the best. If Bill Bedenbaugh and NIL forces can tempt a couple more quality players from the portal, I really think the Sooners can compete. Spencer Brown from Michigan State is a nice start, but the next few weeks will be vital, as Jackson Arnold will need ample protection.
As far as road trips are concerned, The Grove and Baton Rouge are an SEC tailgating baptism by fire. I’m going to at least one of these places (likely Oxford), and I plan to handle myself as best I can (NOTE: No promises). However, as far as toughest places to win are concerned, any SEC fan will tell you that Jordan-Hare is never easy. If anything, these trips will hopefully result to Norman stepping up its game in future seasons. Hopefully we’ll be taking notes.