Big 12 football schedule 2021: Steve Sarkisian’s debut at Texas, Red River Showdown highlight slate

The Big 12 released its 2021 conference football schedule on Thursday, and it begins with Baylor playing at Kansas on Sept. 18, leading into a slate of four conference games the following Saturday. The Sept. 25 schedule is highlighted by Steve Sarkisian’s first Big 12 game as the new Texas coach against Texas Tech.

Other highlights include the Red River Showdown between Oklahoma and Texas set for Oct. 9 and the Bedlam game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State set for Nov. 27. A couple other games to watch will be the Nov. 6 showdown between Iowa State and Texas and a Nov. 20 showdown between Iowa State and Oklahoma as the Cyclones try and build off their Big 12 title game appearance from 2020.

With coach Matt Campbell recently agreeing to a three-year extension through 2028, Iowa State is poised to continue rising and challenging Oklahoma for supremacy in the league. Campbell’s squad beat the Sooners in the regular season this past year before losing the rematch 27-21 in the Big 12 title game. Still, Iowa State went on to defeat Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl to cap a banner year for the program, which is poised to return several key players.

Here’s a look at the full slate of Big 12 games during the 2021 season. Note: the nonconference games will be released at a later date.

Week 3

Saturday, Sept. 18Baylor at Kansas

Week 4

Saturday, Sept. 25

Iowa State at BaylorKansas State at Oklahoma StateWest Virginia at OklahomaTexas Tech at Texas

Week 5

Saturday, Oct. 2Baylor at Oklahoma StateKansas at Iowa StateOklahoma at Kansas StateTexas at TCUTexas Tech at West Virginia

Week 6

Saturday, Oct. 9West Virginia at BaylorOklahoma vs. Texas (Dallas)TCU at Texas Tech

Week 7

Saturday, Oct. 16Iowa State at Kansas StateTexas Tech at KansasTCU at OklahomaOklahoma State at Texas

Week 8

Saturday, Oct. 23Oklahoma State at Iowa StateOklahoma at KansasKansas State at Texas TechWest Virginia at TCU

Week 9

Saturday, Oct. 30Texas at BaylorIowa State at West VirginiaKansas at Oklahoma StateTCU at Kansas StateTexas Tech at Oklahoma

Week 10

Saturday, Nov. 6Baylor at TCUTexas at Iowa StateKansas State at KansasOklahoma State at West Virginia

Week 11

Saturday, Nov. 13Oklahoma at BaylorIowa State at Texas TechKansas at TexasWest Virginia at Kansas StateTCU at Oklahoma State

Week 12

Saturday, Nov. 20Baylor at Kansas StateIowa State at OklahomaKansas at TCUOklahoma State at Texas TechTexas at West Virginia

Week 13

Saturday, Nov. 27Texas Tech at BaylorTCU at Iowa StateWest Virginia at KansasKansas State at TexasOklahoma at Oklahoma State

Championship Week

Saturday, Dec. 4

Big 12 Championship Game (Arlington, Texas)

Published: 2021-02-11 20:11:37

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