Big 12 Football Schedule 2021: 5 Things You Need To Know, Winners, Losers

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Big 12 Football Schedule 2021: 5 Things You Need To Know, Winners, Losers

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Big 12 Football Schedule 2021: 5 Things You Need To Know, Winners, Losers

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4. Who gets the Big 12 schedule breaks?

Without two divisions, the Big 12 isn’t like the other Power Five conferences when it comes to massive schedule breaks.

If you’re an SEC East team, do you miss Alabama? If you’re in the ACC Coastal division, do you have to play Clemson? Everyone plays everyone else in the Big 12, but there’s one key aspect to that – half of the teams get five conference home games, and the other half get four.

And then there’s the other key element here – who gets three Big 12 road games in four weeks? Not everyone has that, so …

Baylor
Number of Big 12 home games: 5
3 Big 12 road games in 4 weeks?: No

Iowa State
Number of Big 12 home games: 4
3 Big 12 road games in 4 weeks?: Yes (at West Virginia, Texas, at Texas Tech, at Oklahoma). One other note: the Cyclones play 3 road games in four dates over the first half of the season, too, but it’s broken up with a week off before the final road game.

Kansas
Number of Big 12 home games: 5
3 Big 12 road games in 4 weeks?: Yes (at Oklahoma State, Kansas State, at Texas, at TCU). One other note, the Jayhawks have three road games in four weeks in the first half of the year counting the non-conference games.

Kansas State
Number of Big 12 home games: 5
3 Big 12 road games in 4 weeks?: No

Oklahoma
Number of Big 12 home games: 4, but one other game is in Dallas vs. Texas
3 Big 12 road games in 4 weeks?: Not technically, but OU is away from Oklahoma three times in four weeks (at Kansas State, Texas in Dallas, TCU, at Kansas)

Oklahoma State
Number of Big 12 home games: 5
3 Big 12 road games in 4 weeks?: Yes (at Texas, at Iowa State, Kansas, at Texas Tech)

TCU
Number of Big 12 home games: 4
3 Big 12 road games in 4 weeks?: Yes (at Texas Tech, at Oklahoma, West Virginia, at Kansas State)

Texas
Number of Big 12 home games: 4, but one other game is in Dallas vs. Oklahoma
3 Big 12 road games in 4 weeks?: Yes (at Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas and at West Virginia). One other note, the Longhorns are away from Austin four times in five games counting the Oklahoma game, and there’s a week off in there.

Texas Tech
Number of Big 12 home games: 4
3 Big 12 road games in 4 weeks?: Yes. (at Texas, at West Virginia, TCU, at Kansas)

West Virginia
Number of Big 12 home games: 4
3 Big 12 road games in 4 weeks?: No, but three road games in four dates (at Oklahoma, Texas Tech, at Baylor, Off Week, at TCU)

Who catches the schedule breaks
– One big difference in this year’s slate
Big 12 schedule winners and losers

NEXT: The non-conference games

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