The Norman Transcript

April 1, 2013

Shinn at 3: 2013 Sooners face one of toughest schedule in college football

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Oklahoma’s 2013 football schedule excite most season ticket holders because of its lack of marquee home games. But you can’t accuse the Sooners of having a dud schedule coming up.

According Phil Steele, the noted author of “Phil Steele’s College Football Preview” the Sooners have one of the toughest schedules in college football coming.

The reasoning boils down to 11 of OU’s 12 regular-season opponents played in bowl games last season:

Aug. 31 vs. Louisiana-Monroe, Independence Bowl

Sept. 7 vs. West Virginia, Pinstripe Bowl

Sept. 14 vs. Tulsa, Liberty Bowl

Sept. 28 at Notre Dame, BCS title game

Oct. 5 vs. TCU, Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

Oct. 12 vs. Texas, Dallas, Alamo Bowl

Oct. 19 at Kansas, no bowl

Oct. 26 vs. Texas Tech, Meineke Car Care Bowl

Nov. 7 at Baylor Waco, Holiday Bowl

Nov. 16 vs. Iowa State, Liberty Bowl

Nov. 23 at Kansas State, Fiesta Bowl

Dec. 7 at Oklahoma State, Heart of Dallas Bowl

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