It’s quite a weekend of good matchups in college football. In the Big 12 K-State vs. Texas Tech, the SEC has Georgia vs. Florida and Alabama vs. Mississippi State, the Big Ten features Ohio State vs. Penn State and in the ACC, the surprising Duke Blue Devils and Florida State face off with first place at stake.
What sticks out though is the odd October non-conference matchup between Notre Dame and Oklahoma. The teams agreed to a home and home matchup for 2012 and 2013, and the Fighting Irish travel to Norman, OK for their toughest test of the season. It’ll be a battle of two historic programs who both field top 10 teams. If Notre Dame wins, their national championship hopes stay alive in 2012, and they bring a tough as nails defense to face QB Landry Jones and an experienced Oklahoma team that is determined not to lose twice at home this season. Here’s what to look for between these two teams in Norman on Saturday: Read Full Story »
The 4th-ranked and undefeated Kansas State Wildcats visit the 13th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers this Saturday night in a big time Big 12 battle. Both of these teams reflect their two quarterback strengths. K-State relies on a ground and pound type offense led by QB Collin Klein. West Virginia has used the precision passing of QB Geno Smith to lead a high powered offensive game plan that has put eye popping numbers on the scoreboard.
The Mountaineers offense was derailed last week in Lubbock by Texas Tech and looks to rebound quickly at home. K-State was challenged at Iowa State last weekend, but emerged with a victory over an inspired Cyclones team. The challenge for both WVU and K-State is to play their type of game and not play into the others strength. It should be a fascinating contrast of styles, and a huge Big 12 victory for the winner. Here’s what to look for between the lines in Morgantown. Read Full Story »
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Mississippi State Bulldogs will open the 2013 season in the inaugural Texas Kickoff Classic, OSU has announced. Read Full Story »
Ohio State and Texas have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2022 and 2023, the two schools announced today.
Ohio State will travel to face Texas at Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium on Sept. 17, 2022. The Buckeyes will then host the Longhorns at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Sept. 16, 2023.
The two schools last met in the 2009 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Texas won that game 24-21 to extend their overall series lead to 2-1. Read Full Story »
The Georgia State Panthers have added Air Force and West Virginia to their future football schedules, the AJC has reported. Read Full Story »
The Ohio State Buckeyes and the TCU Horned Frogs have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2018 and 2019, both schools announced today.
Ohio State will travel to face TCU at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Forth Worth on Sept. 15, 2018. The Buckeyes will then host the Horned Frogs at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Sept. 21. 2019.
The two schools have played six times, all in Columbus, but haven’t squared off since 1973. Ohio State leads the series 4-1-1. Read Full Story »
The six BCS conferences have each announced their football TV schedule for the weekend of October 13, 2012.
Top match-ups include Alabama at Missouri, Oklahoma vs. Texas (at Dallas, TX), South Carolina at LSU, West Virginia at Texas Tech, USC at Washington, TCU at Baylor, and Texas A&M vs. Louisiana Tech (at Shreveport, LA).
The remainder of times and TV for the weekend of 10/13 are listed on each teams 2012 football schedule. Read Full Story »
LSU and TCU will face off in the 2013 Cowboys Classic at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, both schools announced this afternoon. The game will be played on Saturday, Aug. 31 and will be televised by ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.
The season-opener next season will be the ninth meeting between LSU and TCU. LSU leads the overall series 5-2-1, but the two schools haven’t played since 1968.
As part of the game contract, LSU and TCU will play this game only and will not complete the home-and-home series they initially agreed to back in 2006. Read Full Story »
The Iowa State Cyclones and the Northern Iowa Panthers have signed a long-term football scheduling agreement, both schools announced this afternoon.
Iowa State will host UNI at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021, and 2023. The two schools previously had an agreement, but revised it to add the 2019, 2021, and 2023 dates. Read Full Story »
Texas Tech will host Texas State in 2013 and will face UTEP in a home-and-home series in 2014 and 2015, Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt told the Avalanche Journal.
No specific dates for the three games were mentioned. A representative of Texas Tech told us that currently there are “no dates yet for release.”
2013 will be the third consecutive season that Texas Tech has played Texas State. Read Full Story »
LSU and TCU have agreed in principle to open the 2013 season at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the Star-Telegram has reported.
The 2013 edition of the “Cowboys Classic” will likely be played in prime time on Aug. 31, 2013 and televised on an ESPN network. LSU is 5-2-1 overall against TCU, but the two schools haven’t played since 1968.
As part of the game contract, LSU and TCU will play this game only and will not complete the home-and-home series they initially agreed to back in 2006. LSU was set to host TCU on Sept. 7, 2013 and then travel to face the Horned Frogs on Sept. 6, 2014. Read Full Story »
The Baylor Bears have completed their 2016 non-conference football schedule with the addition of a game against the Liberty Flames.
Baylor will host Liberty at Baylor Stadium in Waco on Sept. 3, 2016, which will be the season-opener for both schools. Baylor and Liberty have never met on the football field.
The Bears’ 2016 schedule also includes a home game against SMU on Sept. 17 and a trip to Rice on Sept. 24. Read Full Story »
The Kansas Jayhawks have announced several additions to their future non-conference football schedules, including a home-and-home series against Memphis and a two-for-one series against Central Michigan.
Kansas will host Memphis at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 12, 2015 and will travel to face the Tigers at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Sept. 17, 2016. The two schools, which have never met in football, finally inked the agreement that began as a verbal back in January. Read Full Story »
On Thursday, Kansas State athletics director John Currie announced in a letter to K-State Nation that the Wildcats have completed their 2013 and 2014 non-conference football schedules.
Currie previously announced that the 2013 slate was set on April 20, but confirmed that schedule as well as the 2014 opponents yesterday. All six of Kansas State’s 2013 and 2014 non-conference games will be played at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium in Manhattan. Read Full Story »
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Mississippi State Bulldogs are in discussions to play at Reliant Stadium in Houston in 2013, NewsOK has reported.
The game would be played on August 31, which would be the season-opener for both schools.
If the match-up is finalized, it would be the fifth meeting between the two schools and second game to be played off campus. The first meeting occurred in Jackson, MS in 1970, with the remaining games played in Stillwater (1971 and 1998) and Starkville (1999). The series is tied at two games each. Read Full Story »