OU 2015 schedule released

OU's 2015 schedule was released Wednesday, and it's a tricky one for the Sooners.

Oklahoma released its 2015 football schedule Wednesday afternoon, and it could be a tough one for the Sooners to navigate through.

Some dates are still subject to change, but if it stands, OU will have to play all nine conference games in a row. No bye weeks at all.

The Sooners have a bye week before the first conference game, and OU has a bye week after its last one on the final weekend of the regular season.

In between, though, is a nine-game gauntlet that OU actually isn’t alone in. Iowa State and Kansas both have the same nine games in nine weeks schedule as of now.

Sooners begin play Sept. 5 against Akron before heading to Tennessee the following week. OU starts Big 12 action Oct. 3 vs. West Virginia and closes it out Thanksgiving weekend at Oklahoma State for Bedlam.

A lot of fans like the move of Bedlam to Thanksgiving weekend, but what it does mean for this season coming up is OU will not be playing on the final weekend of the regular season. The only Big 12 games scheduled for that weekend are Baylor vs. Texas and West Virginia vs. Kansas State.

So if OU is in the hunt for the college football playoff, it will have to survive conference championship game weekend without being on the field itself.

It will, however, give OU an extra week on the recruiting trail as coaches are allowed to hit the road Dec. 1 to start visiting schools and recruits.

All games this season for OU will be played Saturday. No Thursday or Friday showdowns for the Sooners.

Dates are subject to change as adjustments are possible to accommodate television partners' requests.

Here is OU’s full schedule:

Sept. 5 - Akron

Sept. 12 - at Tennessee

Sept. 19 - Tulsa

Oct. 3 - West Virginia

Oct. 10 - Texas

Oct. 17 - at Kansas State

Oct. 24 - Texas Tech

Oct. 31 - at Kansas

Nov. 7 - Iowa State

Nov. 14 - at Baylor

Nov. 21 – TCU

Nov. 28 - at OSU (Bedlam on Thanksgiving weekend)

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