2020 Big 12 football schedule: games start on September 12, Oklahoma-Texas set for October 10

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Following the Big 12’s decision on Tuesday to continue playing the 2020 college football season, the conference released its weekly schedule on Wednesday. The league previously announced it will play a 10-game season, including its normal nine-game round robin schedule as well as an extra non-conference game.

This conference program will begin on September 26, the traditional week 4 of the college football season, with all non-conference games due to be played before this week. Each Big 12 team will have two weeks off with a potential third date off at the end of the season. Whether supporters are allowed in the stadiums will be determined team by team according to state guidelines.

The Big 12 Championship game is on December 12 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, a week later than scheduled. The start of the season can be delayed for up to two weeks (October 10), with the title match being postponed until December 19.

The annual Oklahoma-Texas rivalry will still be played out at the Cotton Bowl on October 10 despite the previous cancellation of the State Fair of Texas.

The Big 12 announced that “improved COVID-19 tests,” including three coronavirus tests per week and return-to-play protocols following positive tests (ECG, troponin blood test, echocardiogram, cardiac MRI), will be implemented. implemented.

The Big 12 was the last Power Five conference to release its start date, but precedes the SEC in releasing its schedule. At this point, the SEC is the only one of three Power Five conferences slated for fall 2020 that doesn’t have a timeline, although it has detailed the opponents its teams would play last week.

The ACC, the other Power Five conference that continues with fall football amid the COVID-19 pandemic, will begin its 11-game season two weeks earlier, from September 7 to 12.

For months, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby has argued his league will remain patient, attentive and listen to his group of medical experts before making any decisions. “The state of mind is that it’s too early [to cancel]A Big 12 source told CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd on Monday. “Unless medics flip the switch, [we’ll go].  »

However, Bowlsby warned of likely disruptions during the season, noting that the conference will “pull the plug” if necessary.

Week 1 (September 12)
State of Missouri to Oklahoma
East Kentucky to West Virginia
State of Arkansas to State of Kansas
Southern Illinois to Kansas
Houston Baptist chez Texas Tech
Tulsa à Oklahoma State
Tennessee Tech chez TCU

Week 2 (September 19)
Games to be determined

Week 3 (September 26)
Kansas à Baylor
State of Iowa at TCU
Kansas State to Oklahoma
West Virginia to the state of Oklahoma
Texas at Texas Tech

Week 4 (October 3)
Baylor à West Virginia
Oklahoma in the state of Iowa
State of Oklahoma in Kansas
Texas Tech in Kansas State
TCU au Texas

Week 4 (October 10)
Texas Tech in Iowa State
Kansas State at TCU
Oklahoma contre Texas (Cotton Bowl, Dallas)

Week 5 (October 17)
State of Oklahoma in Baylor
Kansas à West Virginia

Week 6 (October 24)
Baylor au Texas
State of Iowa and State of Oklahoma
Kansas to Kansas State
Oklahoma or TCU
West Virginia at Texas Tech

Week 7 (October 31)
TCU in Baylor
State of Iowa in Kansas
Kansas State West Virginia
Oklahoma chez Texas Tech
Texas in the state of Oklahoma

Week 8 (November 7)
Baylor in the state of Iowa
Kansas à Oklahoma
State of Oklahoma to State of Kansas
Texas Tech chez TCU
West Virginia in Texas

Week 9 (November 14)
Baylor chez Texas Tech
TCU in West Virginia

Week 10 (November 21)
Kansas State and Iowa State
Texas au Kansas
State of Oklahoma to Oklahoma

Week 11 (November 28)
Kansas State to Baylor
State of Iowa in Texas
TCU au Kansas
Kansas State to Baylor
Oklahoma à West Virginia

Week 12 (December 5)
Baylor à Oklahoma
West Virginia in the State of Iowa
Kansas chez Texas Tech
Texas in the state of Kansas
State of Oklahoma at TCU

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