Big 12 Football Schedule 2020: 5 Things You Need To Know

Big 12 Football Schedule 2020: 5 Things You Need To Know

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Big 12 Football Schedule 2020: 5 Things You Need To Know


3.  The non-conference games

Fans like to always complain about the cupcake games and the other seemingly worthless record-padders. The Big 12 has its share – Texas is the only team without a date against an FCS team – but to be fair, it has a nine-game conference season, so every team automatically has an extra Power Five game built in.

Also to be fair to the Big 12, everyone has at least one non-conference game against a Power Five team – that’s all you can reasonably ask for.

Every team deserves and should have one breather to tune things up a bit, and every Power Five team should have a date with a Group of Five program to provide a bit of a push. The conference does a good job of this, and it’s all happening in September.

What are each team’s big non-conference games you’re going to care about?

Who gets the extra away game
The open dates and why they matter
Oklahoma’s road games | Big 12 winners, losers

Baylor – Ole Miss. The season-opener is in Houston.

Iowa State – at Iowa. It’s the annual date with the in-state rival.

Kansas – Boston College. The Jayhawks won at BC last year.

Kansas State – Vanderbilt. It’s an SEC team. Give K-State credit – it went to Mississippi State and won last year.

Oklahoma – Tennessee. It’ll be one of the fun non-conference showdowns this season. It’s only the fifth time these two have met. The Sooners won a thriller in Knoxville in 2015, propelling them to the College Football Playoff.

Oklahoma State – Oregon State. It’s an interesting and dangerous home game to start the season. Already be annoyed at anyone who’s going to say that OSU will win.

Texas – at LSU. Good luck.

TCU – at Cal. We all get to relive the 2018 Cheez-It Bowl.

Texas Tech – Arizona. Can this please be the firefight last year’s matchup wasn’t?

West Virginia – Florida State and Maryland. The Mountaineers get two Power Five games wrapped around Eastern Kentucky. The date with FSU is in Atlanta.

NEXT: Oklahoma’s road games

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