** Oklahoma will face a meat grinder of a schedule in 2016 after making the CFP last season. It won’t be easy to get back. There are only three easy games for the Sooners. A saving grace: Only one of the six toughest games is on the road (One is at a neutral site).
** The biggest games are in red, other challenges are in italics.
September 3 Houston
September 10 Louisiana-Monroe
September 17 Ohio State
October 1 at Texas Christian (Winner has the inside track to the Big 12 title.)
October 8 Texas (neutral site) (Longhorns won in a big upset last year.)
October 15 Kansas State (Not wise to take a Bill Snyder-coached team lightly)
October 22 at Texas Tech
October 29 Kansas
November 3 at Iowa State
November 12 Baylor
November 19 at West Virginia
December 3 Oklahoma State (“Bedlam” will be no less intense than usual.)
Bob Stoops’s team would get into the CFP with a loss, just as it did in 2015