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A Thursday night matchup in Waco against Baylor might be the stiffest test of the season.
At the beginning of the year, it was thought that the three-game stretch of Notre Dame, TCU and Texas would be the biggest obstacle on the schedule for the Sooners. However, it now appears that Oklahoma has even tougher games on the horizon.
A visit to Lawrence on Saturday to face Kansas should present the opportunity for the Sooners to shore some things up, but shortly after, several roadblocks await.
The remaining schedule would be a lot more manageable if the tougher tests were being played in Norman. However, that's the bad news for the Sooners, as three challenging road games still await.
The first to come, and possibly the toughest of the three, is the Thursday night trip to Waco on Nov. 7th to face Baylor. With the Bears likely coming into the game undefeated, and a national audience tuning in, this could turn out to be the biggest game in school history for Baylor. With that being said, there's no doubt that Floyd Casey Stadium will be turned into a hornet's nest.
Shortly after, the Sooners close out the schedule with back-to-back road games against Kansas State and Oklahoma State.
Granted, the trip to Manhattan doesn't look as tough as it once did, but this will be anything but a gimme. Especially, if the Wildcats gets the advantage of a night game with freezing, late November temperatures.
Then, the regular season concludes with a trip to Stillwater to face the Cowboys. Boone Pickens Stadium is one of the most intimidating places to play in the Big 12, and that will only be magnetized when the Sooners come to town.
Here's a look at the remaining schedule for the Sooners.
Oct. 19th - at Kansas
Oct. 26th - vs. Texas Tech
Nov. 7th - at Baylor
Nov. 16th - vs. Iowa State
Nov. 23rd - at Kansas State
Dec. 7th - at Oklahoma State