Sooners Set '09 Football Schedule

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma and Miami, whose original football date in 2009 was lost to a facility conflict at Dolphin Stadium, have rescheduled the game to Oct. 3 and the Sooner program has completed its schedule for next season.

OU's non-conference slate will now include the Sept. 5 opener against BYU in Arlington, Texas, Sept. 12 vs. Idaho State in Norman, Sept. 19 vs. Tulsa in Norman and Oct. 3 at Miami.

"Working in concert with our coach, Bob Stoops, we are pleased with the quality of our non-conference schedule and feel fortunate to adhere to our core scheduling philosophy in preparing our team for a rigorous conference slate," said OU Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and Athletics Director Joe Castiglione.

"It took a considerable amount of cooperation between Oklahoma and Miami to maintain that game, but the two schools were able to work together to keep it on the schedule," he added.

The three Football Bowl Subdivision teams on the non-conference slate were a combined 28-12 last season and all three played in bowl games. Including the Big 12 schedule, OU's 2009 slate will include eight bowl teams from the previous season.

Conference play opens Oct. 10 in Norman when the Sooners host Baylor. The AT&T Red River Rivalry follows the next week, Oct. 17, when OU and Texas square off at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

Oklahoma visits Kansas on Oct. 24 before returning on Oct. 31 to host Kansas State. It's back on the road to Nebraska on Nov. 7, then home on Nov. 14 against Texas A&M. The Nov. 21 game is at Texas Tech before Bedlam, OU and Oklahoma State, in Norman on Nov. 28.

The Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship game will be played in Arlington on Dec. 5.

Oklahoma will have an open date on Sept. 26.

2009 Oklahoma Football Schedule

Sept. 5 -- Brigham Young at Arlington, Texas
Sept. 12 – Idaho State
Sept. 19 -- Tulsa
Oct. 3 -- at Miami (Fla.)
Oct. 10 -- Baylor
Oct. 17 -- Texas @ Dallas, Texas
Oct. 24 – at Kansas
Oct. 31 -- Kansas State
Nov. 7 – at Nebraska
Nov. 14 -- Texas A&M
Nov 21 – at Texas Tech
Nov. 28 -- Oklahoma State
Dec. 5 -- Big 12 Championship @ Arlington

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