Big 12 Releases 2023-24 Football Schedule

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The Big 12 Conference officially announced the football schedule for the 2023-24 season on Tuesday afternoon.

Here is a look at who each of the five Texas schools in the conference will be playing this year.


09/02 vs. Colorado

09/09 vs. Nicholls State

09/16 at Houston

09/23 vs. SMU 

09/30 vs. West Virginia

10/07 at Iowa State

10/14 vs. BYU

10/21 at Kansas State

10/28 Bye Week

11/02 at Texas Tech

11/11 vs. Texas

11/18 vs. Baylor

11/25 at Oklahoma

The Horned Frogs will open the season by hosting newly hired Deion Sanders and the University of Colorado-Boulder. September also brings the opening of Big 12 play against new member Houston and the Battle for the Iron Skillet against SMU. TCU also gets a rematch against defending conference champion Kansas State on the road in October.

TCU will only play two of the four new members, as UCF and Cincinnati are not on the schedule.


09/02 vs. Texas State

09/09 vs. Utah

09/16 vs. Jacksonville

09/23 vs. Texas

09/30 at UCF

10/07 vs. Texas Tech

10/14 Bye Week

10/21 at Cincinnati

10/28 vs. Iowa State

11/04 vs. Houston

11/11 at Kansas State

11/18 at TCU

11/25 vs. West Virginia

Baylor has a challenging nonconference game against a veteran Utah team with Cameron Rising returning at quarterback. The Bears will open Big 12 play by hosting the Texas Longhorns and have the honor of being the first Texas team to play at UCF this season. Houston, Kansas State, and TCU could all be challenging games down the stretch.


09/02 vs. Rice

09/09 at Alabama

09/16 vs. Wyoming

09/23 at Baylor

09/30 vs. Kansas

10/07 at Oklahoma (Dallas)

10/14 Bye Week

10/21 at Houston

10/28 vs. BYU

11/04 vs. Kansas State

11/11 at TCU

11/18 at Iowa State

11/24 vs. Texas Tech

The Longhorns make a reciprocating trip to Tuscaloosa in Week Two after challenging Alabama in Austin last season. Texas also plays its annual rivalry game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas at the beginning of October and has some challenging road games in the back half of the season.

Texas Tech 

09/02 at Wyoming

09/09 vs. Oregon

09/16 vs. Tarleton 

09/23 at West Virginia

09/30 vs. Houston

10/07 at Baylor

10/14 vs. Kansas State

10/21 at BYU

10/28 Bye Week

11/02 vs. TCU

11/11 at Kansas

11/18 vs. UCF

11/24 at Texas

Oregon will be a test for Texas Tech in the nonconference portion of the schedule. The Red Raiders will then open conference play in one of the harshest road environments in the conference at West Virginia, play three of the new members, and have both Kansas State and TCU on the schedule. Texas Tech will end the season at Texas on Black Friday. 


09/02 vs. Texas-San Antonio

09/09 at Rice

09/16 vs. TCU

09/23 at Sam Houston

09/30 at Texas Tech

10/07 Bye Week

10/12 vs. West Virginia

10/21 vs. Texas

10/28 at Kansas State

11/04 at Baylor

11/11 vs. Cincinnati

11/18 vs. Oklahoma State

11/25 at UCF

The schedule makers did Houston no favors in its first year in the Big 12. The Cougars will open conference play against national runner-up TCU and have to travel to Kansas State later in the year. They also play quite a few consistently good programs like Baylor, Cincinnati, Oklahoma State, and UCF.

University of Cincinnati, University of Houston, University of Central Florida, and BYU will be joining the Big 12 this season, giving the conference 14 members.

University of Oklahoma and University of Texas will remain members of the conference in 2023 after rumors of an early exit to the SEC.

The Big 12 Championship will be played between the top two teams in the conference at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on December 2.

There will once again be no divisions in the Big 12 this season.

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