Changes to Oklahoma's 2014 football schedule

BY foxsports • February 27, 2014

NORMAN, Okla. -- The Oklahoma football team caught a break for next fall.

Instead of playing a Thursday night game at Iowa State, as originally scheduled, the game was moved to Saturday, Nov. 1.

Certainly Iowa State would be a significant underdog against the Sooners, but playing on a Thursday night on what would have been a national televised game would have given the Cyclones extra incentive. Iowa State beat Oklahoma State two seasons ago on a Thursday night in a game where if Oklahoma State would have won the Cowboys would have likely been in the national championship game.

Also, OU's home game against Oklahoma State is now scheduled for Dec. 6, instead of Nov. 29.

No game times have been announced and OU Athletic Director for Communications Pete Moris told The Oklahoman no more changes are expected, although the dates are subject to change.

The Sooners have home games this season against Louisiana Tech, Tennessee, Kansas State, Baylor, Kansas and OSU. OU opens the season with an Aug. 30 game against Louisiana Tech and will play at Tulsa on Sept. 6.

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