The Norman Transcript

February 27, 2014

Sooners' 2014 football schedule finalized

Bedlam has December date

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — The 2014 edition of Bedlam now has a date. Oklahoma State will visit Owen Field on Dec. 6.

The Sooners’ schedule was finalized this week. Ten of its 12 regular-season games were already set. The only games that still had questions were the Bedlam game and whether OU would travel to Iowa State on Oct. 30 or Nov. 1.

The Sooners will face the Cyclones on Nov. 1 — a Saturday. All of their regular-season games will be on Saturdays this season.

The Big 12 had previously decided the Bedlam game would be either Nov. 29 or Dec. 6. OU coach Bob Stoops and OSU coach Mike Gundy both stated they would prefer for the game to played the last weekend in November. That would allow both coaching staffs to hit the road recruiting the first week in December.

The Big 12 office decided otherwise. Bedlam is one of three conference games on Dec. 6. The others are Iowa State at TCU and Kansas State at Baylor.

The only plus for the Sooners is they will have Thanksgiving Weekend off for the second straight year.

OU’s 2014 schedule

Aug. 30 Louisiana Tech

Sept. 6 at Tulsa     

Sept. 13 Tennessee     

Sept. 20 West Virginia    

Oct. 4 at TCU     

Oct. 11 vs. Texas (at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas)     

Oct. 18 Kansas State    

Nov. 1 at Iowa State    

Nov. 8 Baylor    

Nov. 15 at Texas Tech

Nov. 22 Kansas  

Dec. 6 Oklahoma State