OU's Big 12 schedule was released and Bedlam is back to final week

OU's 2016 football schedule was released by the conference Tuesday afternoon.

The 2016 Big 12 football schedule was released Tuesday afternoon, and there’s a familiar sight for the final week of the season.

Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, Bedlam, is once again returning to the final weekend of the college football season.

The Sooners will have a bye week Thanksgiving weekend before hosting the Cowboys on Dec. 3.

OU will have two bye weeks in 2016. The Sooners are off Sept. 24 weekend, the week after OU’s showdown against Ohio State as well as the Thanksgiving one.

OU begins conference play with a tough showdown at TCU on Oct. 1, followed by the annual Red River Showdown against Texas at the Cotton Bowl.

The 2016 season also marks the Sooners first time playing on a non-Saturday since 2013 as OU is scheduled to play Iowa State in Ames on Nov. 3, a Thursday.

OU does not have a bye week before that game, hosting Kansas the week before. But because Iowa State is the Thursday game, it will give OU a few extra days to prepare for hosting Baylor.

OU’s 2016 schedule

Sept. 3 vs. Houston (NRG Stadium)

Sept. 10 vs. ULM

Sept. 17 vs. Ohio State

Oct. 1 at TCU

Oct. 8 vs. Texas (in Dallas)

Oct. 15 vs. KSU

Oct. 22 at Texas Tech

Oct. 29 vs. Kansas

Nov. 3 at Iowa State

Nov. 12 vs. Baylor

Nov. 19 at West Virginia

Bye week Thanksgiving

Dec. 3 vs. Oklahoma State

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