Wednesday afternoon, the Big 12 released the official conference schedule for the 2015 football season. With those 9 games joining the Bears three already schedule non-conference games, we have a full look a the 2015 slate of games for the first time. Sure, we knew where each game would be played, but we didn't know when. Now we do. So first, let us take a look at the full schedule:,
Saturday, September 15th - Baylor at SMU
Saturday, September 12th - Lamar at Baylor
Saturday, September 19th - BYE
Saturday, September 26th - Rice at Baylor
Saturday, October 3 - Texas Tech vs. Baylor (Arlington)
Saturday, October 10 - Baylor at Kansas
Saturday, October 17 - West Virginia at Baylor
Saturday, October 24 - Iowa State at Baylor
Saturday, October 31 - BYE
Thursday, November 5 - Baylor at Kansas State
Saturday, November 14 - Oklahoma at Baylor
Saturday, November 21 - Baylor at Oklahoma State
Friday, November 27 - Baylor at TCU
Saturday, December 5 - Texas at Baylor
The Bears will open up their season on the road. Overall, they will play 5 road games, highlighted by a Friday after Thanksgiving game in fort Worth against TCU. You have to imagine that will be one of the marquee games of the Big 12 football season, at least on paper.
For the first time in 3-years, the Bears will not have a terribly long road trip away from Waco. This year, they played three road games in a row, and were away from McLane Stadium for a month. They also had a month away from home late in the 2013 season as well, with three road games in a row.
The Bears will also have two bye weeks, with one coming in week 3, and the second in week 9. The Bears will close the season at home for the third straight time. This will also be the second time in the last three years that Texas will be the final opponent on the regular season schedule.
Baylor's schedule should once again be back-loaded, with Kansas State, TCU and Texas, and Oklahoma all after November starts. The Bears will open up the conference slate with their annual neutral site game against Texas Tech and then travel to Lawrence to take on Kansas.
Other highlights include a Thursday night game against Kansas State in Manhattan and Oklahoma coming to Waco on November 14th. With another back-loaded schedule, the Bears should have plenty of chances to impress late in the 2015 season.