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Bob Stoops and the Sooners have an easier schedule than originally thought.
Sept. 14 vs. Tulsa
Sept. 28 @ No. 21 Notre Dame
Oct. 5 vs. No. 24 TCU
Oct. 12 vs. Texas*
Oct. 19 @ Kansas
Oct. 26 vs. Texas Tech
Nov. 7 @ No. 22 Baylor
Nov. 16 vs. Iowa State
Nov. 23 @ Kansas State
Dec. 7 @ No. 12 Oklahoma State
*Game played at neutral site
Coming into this season, the Sooners’ three-week stretch from Sept. 28 to Oct. 12 looked to be concerning. The team was set to play Notre Dame, TCU and Texas in consecutive weeks.
That kind of gauntlet could put a wrench into any team’s season.
However, all three have already fallen once and exposed several weaknesses. In fact, there’s a good chance all could drop another game before their respective contests against Oklahoma.
After that, the next game of interest for the team is the Thursday night matchup at Baylor on Nov. 7.
Just two years ago, the Sooners saw their national title hopes crushed during a Week 10 matchup at Baylor. But that was when Robert Griffin III was still the Bears’ quarterback.
Let’s not forget, Oklahoma is 20-1 against Baylor all-time.
Finally, the team wraps things up with the Bedlam series against in-state rival Oklahoma State.
The Cowboys will certainly put up a fight, as they’re arguably the most talented team in the Big 12 this season. However, one has to wonder how much of a distraction these recent allegations on the program will be for the team.
Regardless, expect Bob Stoops to deliver another 10-win season for the Sooners.