2016 Big 12 Football Schedule Announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2016 Big 12 Football Schedule has been announced. Conference play begins on Saturday, Sept. 17 with TCU hosting Iowa State.

Featured non-conference match-ups for the Big 12 in 2016 include SMU at Baylor, Iowa State at Iowa, Kansas at Memphis, Kansas State at Stanford, Ohio State at Oklahoma, Pittsburgh at Oklahoma State, Arkansas at TCU, Notre Dame at Texas, Texas Tech at Arizona State, and BYU vs. West Virginia (at Landover, MD).

Dates are subject to change as adjustments are expected to accommodate television partners’ requests. Television selections for the first three weeks of the season and special dates are due to the Conference by June 1.

2016 Big 12 Football Schedules

2016 Big 12 Football Schedule (Composite)

Friday, Sept. 2
Kansas State at Stanford

Saturday, Sept. 3
Houston vs. Oklahoma (at NRG Stadium)
Missouri at West Virginia
Northern Iowa at Iowa State
Northwestern State at Baylor
Notre Dame at Texas
Rhode Island at Kansas
South Dakota State at TCU
Southeastern Louisiana at Oklahoma State
Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech

Saturday, Sept. 10
Arkansas at TCU
Central Michigan at Oklahoma Stat
Iowa State at Iowa
Ohio at Kansas
SMU at Baylor
Texas Tech at Arizona State
ULM at Oklahoma
UTEP at Texas
Youngstown State at West Virginia

Saturday, Sept. 17
Baylor at Rice
FAU at Kansas State
Iowa State at TCU
Kansas at Memphis
Louisiana Tech at Texas Tech
Ohio State at Oklahoma
Pittsburgh at Oklahoma State
Texas at California

Friday, Sept. 23

Saturday, Sept. 24
BYU vs. West Virginia (at Landover, MD)
Missouri State at Kansas State
Oklahoma State at Baylor
San Jose State at Iowa State

Saturday, Oct. 1
Baylor at Iowa State
Kansas at Texas Tech
Kansas State at West Virginia
Oklahoma at TCU
Texas at Oklahoma State

Saturday, Oct. 8
Iowa State at Oklahoma State
Texas vs. Oklahoma (Dallas)
Texas Tech at Kansas State
TCU at Kansas

Saturday, Oct. 15
Iowa State at Texas
Kansas at Baylor
Kansas State at Oklahoma
West Virginia at Texas Tech

Saturday, Oct. 22
Oklahoma at Texas Tech
Oklahoma State at Kansas
Texas at Kansas State
TCU at West Virginia

Saturday, Oct. 29
Baylor at Texas
Kansas at Oklahoma
Kansas State at Iowa State
West Virginia at Oklahoma State
Texas Tech at TCU

Thursday, Nov. 3
Oklahoma at Iowa State

Saturday, Nov. 5
Kansas at West Virginia
Oklahoma State at Kansas State
Texas at Texas Tech
TCU at Baylor

Saturday, Nov. 12
Baylor at Oklahoma
Iowa State at Kansas
West Virginia at Texas
Texas Tech at Oklahoma State

Saturday, Nov. 19
Kansas State at Baylor
Oklahoma at West Virginia
Oklahoma State at TCU
Texas at Kansas
Texas Tech at Iowa State

Friday, Nov. 25
TCU at Texas

Friday, Nov. 25
Baylor vs. Texas Tech (Arlington)

Saturday, Nov. 26
Kansas at Kansas State
West Virginia at Iowa State

Saturday, Dec. 3
Baylor at West Virginia
Oklahoma State at Oklahoma
Kansas State at TCU

Comments (13)

Top four teams currently in the standings get that extra bye and play on December 3.

BIG XII is such whack. Play by the same rules as everyone else.

I guess they could drop a conference opponent and schedule a cupcake for that open Nov. slot like the SEC does. Would that be better?

The SEC does take off one week in November, the Big 12 takes off the entire month of September.


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Florida state

The SEC, ACC, Big ten all voted against 9 conference games and only one non power 5 opponent.

Pac 12 and Big 12 play 9 conference games.
The Big 12 plays each team. The division alignment of other conferences protect the top 2 or 3 teams in each division from playing each other every 4 years.

@Whitlock304 Your comment on the Big Ten is just factually wrong. They move to 9 conference games in 2016. This was announced in July 2013. They prohibit FCS games and you must schedule a non conference P5 game to give you 10 games against P5 schools. There are some exceptions to the non conference P5 game (i.e. Navy, Cincinnati qualify as a game), but the Big Ten must approve first.

I’ve never understood this argument that playing 9 conference games makes your schedule tougher. How is an extra game against the likes of Purdue, Wake Forest, Kansas, or Oregon State going to make your resume more attractive at the end of the year? Instead of an extra game against a crappy conference opponent, why not schedule an extra game against a quality non-conference opponent?

I noticed that every single B12 game during championship week (first week of December) was set up with the potential of it being rescheduled for the possibility of the addition of a CCG. Every single game is between two teams that have a same bye week. Makes me think that this was done with that thought in mind. The conference might love their whole little set up but they need to start seriously considering a change in the format for the better of the conference and the future..

The Big 12 is expecting the NCAA to deregulate championship games. If/when that happens, the Big 12 would have a championship game with the current 10 teams as early as next year.