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OSU Gets Texas on Halloween, OU in November in New Big 12 Schedule

Here’s the new OSU 10-game schedule.



On Wednesday, one day after the Big Ten and Pac-12 canceled their seasons in hopes of playing in the spring, the Big 12 … released its fall schedule.

As has been known, Big 12 teams will play a conference schedule plus an extra nonconference game. Oklahoma State will play its nonconference game on Sept. 12 against Tulsa, and it will now open its Big 12 slate with WVU in Stillwater on Sept. 26.

Here’s a look at the full schedule for Oklahoma State.

Sept. 12 — Tulsa
Sept. 26 — West Virginia
Oct. 3 — at Kansas
Oct. 10 — Bye
Oct. 17 — at Baylor
Oct. 24 — Iowa State
Oct. 31 — Texas
Nov. 7 — at Kansas State
Nov. 14 — Bye
Nov. 21 — at OU
Nov. 28 — Texas Tech
Dec. 5 — at TCU
Dec. 12 or Dec. 19 — Big 12 title

Some notes and thoughts.

• Texas at home on Halloween will be fabulous. The end-of-season game would have been fabulous as well, but I love that both the Texas game and Bedlam are right in the middle now.

• OSU has advantageous bye weeks. Right after the first three games and right before the last three. The middle stretch will be tough — and at Kansas State could be problematic on the tail end of a four-game run — but it sets up well for the Pokes.

• Given how many times OSU has lost its Big 12 opener in the last decade, I do like the sound of West Virginia at home more than at TCU (which is what it was previously). Now the TCU game is at the very end of the year.

• I wasn’t as apologetic as some about the OU game being in October, but I certainly think it’s more fun that it’s in November with the Big 12 title race coming to a head. There should be real stakes over those last three games, which will be great (if it happens).

• Speaking of OU, it looks like all the nonconference games will be on Sept. 12. So there are no more Week 0 or Week 1 games because there’s no longer a Week 0 or a Week 1.

• I’m not sure I’ll ever get over the reality that the Big Ten and Pac-12 CANCELED their seasons yesterday, and the Big 12 today was like, “Yeah, here’s our slate. Let’s do this.” I don’t know if it’s irresponsible or incredible, but I’m astounded either way.

• Can this work? I have no idea. I really, really hope it can. I’m desperate to cover some football this fall, and I think there’s a path forward. Whether the Big 12 stays on what seems like a pretty narrow walkway for now remains to be seen between now and Sept. 12.

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