Big 12 Conference FootballBy Matthew Postins

Big 12 Football Contributor

The Big 12 Conference released its 2017 football schedule and the biggest news is that due to the conference title game, set for Dec. 2, 2017, each team in the league will get just one bye week, as opposed to the two that each team has enjoyed since reducing to 10 teams.

Otherwise, the conference schedule resembles last year’s, with non-conference games loaded in September. The first Big 12 games are set for Sept. 23 as Oklahoma travels to Baylor, Oklahoma State hosts TCU and West Virginia travels to Kansas.

There are some intriguing non-conference games on the slate, including West Virginia facing Virginia Tech on Sept. 2, Oklahoma traveling to Ohio State on Sept. 9 and Texas paying USC a visit on Sept. 16.

The Oklahoma-Texas game is set for Oct. 14. The Bedlam game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State won’t be a season-ender, as it has been the past couple of seasons. The Sooners and Cowboys meet in Stillwater on Nov. 4.

Dates are subject to change and times will be set at a later date.

2017 Big 12 Composite Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 2
Central Arkansas at Kansas State
Eastern Washington at Texas Tech
Jackson State at TCU
Liberty at Baylor
Maryland at Texas
Northern Iowa at Iowa State
Southeast Missouri at Kansas
Tulsa at Oklahoma State
UTEP at Oklahoma
West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech (at Landover, MD)

Saturday, Sept. 9
Central Michigan at Kansas
East Carolina at West Virginia
Iowa at Iowa State
Oklahoma at Ohio State
Oklahoma State at South Alabama
San Jose State at Texas
TCU at Arkansas
UTSA at Baylor

Saturday, Sept. 16
Arizona State at Texas Tech
Baylor at Duke
Delaware State at West Virginia
Kansas at Ohio
Kansas State at Vanderbilt
Oklahoma State at Pittsburgh
SMU at TCU
Texas at USC
Tulane at Oklahoma

September 23
Charlotte at Kansas State
Iowa State at Akron
Oklahoma at Baylor
TCU at Oklahoma State
Texas Tech at Houston
West Virginia at Kansas

September 30
Baylor at Kansas State
Oklahoma State at Texas Tech
Texas at Iowa State

October 7
West Virginia at TCU
Iowa State at Oklahoma
Kansas State at Texas
Texas Tech at Kansas

October 14
Baylor at Oklahoma State
Kansas at Iowa State
Oklahoma vs. Texas (Dallas)
Texas Tech at West Virginia
TCU at Kansas State

October 21
Iowa State at Texas Tech
Kansas at TCU
West Virginia at Baylor
Oklahoma at Kansas State
Oklahoma State at Texas

October 28
Kansas State at Kansas
Oklahoma State at West Virginia
Texas at Baylor
Texas Tech at Oklahoma
TCU at Iowa State

November 4
Baylor at Kansas
Iowa State at West Virginia
Kansas State at Texas Tech
Oklahoma at Oklahoma State
Texas at TCU

November 11
Kansas at Texas
West Virginia at Kansas State
Oklahoma State at Iowa State
Texas Tech vs. Baylor (Arlington)
TCU at Oklahoma

November 18
Iowa State at Baylor
Kansas State at Oklahoma State
Oklahoma at Kansas
Texas at West Virginia
TCU at Texas Tech

November 25
Baylor at TCU
Texas Tech at Texas
Iowa State at Kansas State
Kansas at Oklahoma State
West Virginia at Oklahoma

December 2
Big 12 Championship Game