The three major things you should look for as Oklahoma unveiled its 2014 football schedule Tuesday morning.
Take No. 1: No early conference game
OU's second game of the season this year was against West Virginia, which goes against the norm of having conference games as the final contests of the season.
In 2014 the Sooners will have all their nonconference games knocked out before embarking on the nine-game Big 12 schedule. OU also starts off the conference with back-to-back road games at West Virginia and TCU.
Take No. 2: Gone for a month
Enjoy the Sooners in Norman when you can in September because the Sooners won't see Owen Field for more than a month after the Sept. 13 home date against Tennessee.
Conversely, that means home sweet home for OU in November. The Sooners play three of their last four on the road this season and will play three of their last four at home in 2014.
Take No. 3: Recruiting opportunities are there
OU gets a lot of official visits in September but not necessarily a lot of commits. OU has one major recruiting opportunity against the Volunteers but then things open up during the final month of the season.
No telling how good Baylor and Oklahoma State are going to be, but the Bears come to OU on Nov. 8, while the Cowboys hit OU on either Nov. 29 or Dec. 6. Add in the fact OU will host the recruits for Texas, and the Sooners will have chances in every month of the season to make a splash.
Aug. 30 – vs. Louisiana Tech
Sept. 6 – Bye
Sept. 13 – vs. Tennessee
Sept. 20 – at Tulsa
Sept. 27 – at West Virginia
Oct. 4 – at TCU
Oct. 11 – vs. Texas (in Dallas)
Oct. 18 – vs. Kansas State
Oct. 25 – Bye
Oct. 30 or Nov. 1 – at Iowa State
Nov. 8 – vs. Baylor
Nov. 15 – at Texas Tech
Nov. 22 – vs. Kansas
Nov. 29 or Dec. 6 – vs. Oklahoma State