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2007 Big 12 Team-by-Team Schedules

CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Mar 21, 2007


The Big 12 plays some huge non-conference games with USC going to Nebraska, Oklahoma hosting Miami, and Josh Freeman and Kansas State starting the year off at Auburn. Who has the easiest and toughest schedules? Check out the 2007 Big 12 Schedule Analysis.

North Colorado | Iowa St | Kansas | Kansas State | Missouri | Nebraska
South Baylor | Oklahoma | Oklahoma State | Texas | Texas A&M | Texas Tech

2007 Big 12 Composite Schedule

Toughest schedules
Based on home games as well as who the teams play. when

North
1. Nebraska
2. Iowa State
3. Missouri
4. Kansas State
5. Colorado
6. Kansas

South
1. Texas A&M
2. Texas
3. Oklahoma State
4. Oklahoma
5. Baylor
6. Texas Tech

North Division

Colorado

Realistic best case record with this schedule: 8-4
Barring total disaster worst case record: 4-8
Realistic record: 5-7
Four of the first five games are in Boulder, and all are in September, before the only two-game road trip of the year going to Baylor and Kansas State. CU’s not taking it all that easy before Big 12 play with a trip to Arizona State, a home game against Florida State, and the nasty rivalry against Colorado State to start it all off. To make things even tougher, Oklahoma is first up in conference play. Getting Missouri and Nebraska at home in November is a nice break.

Colorado
Sept. 1 Colorado State
Sept. 8 at Arizona State
Sept. 15 Florida State
Sept. 22 Miami Univ.
Sept. 29 Oklahoma
Oct. 6 at Baylor
Oct. 13 at Kansas State
Oct. 20 Kansas
Oct. 27 at Texas Tech
Nov. 3 Missouri
Nov. 10 at Iowa State
Nov. 23 Nebraska
- Almost certain win
- Likely loss
- Could go either way

Iowa State
Realistic best case record with this schedule: 8-4
Barring total disaster worst case record: 3-9
Realistic record: 5-7
Three home games to start the year (Kent State, Northern Iowa and Iowa), along with a winnable road date at Toledo, means the potential is there for a nice start. However, the Cyclones have a three-game road run going to Nebraska and Texas Tech after playing the Rockets, and that’s followed up by Texas, Oklahoma, and a road game at Missouri. Yeesh. Things ease up late getting both Kansas teams along with Colorado.

Iowa State
Aug. 30 Kent State
Sept. 8 Northern Iowa
Sept. 15 Iowa
Sept. 22 at Toledo
Sept. 29 at Nebraska
Oct. 6 at Texas Tech
Oct. 13 Texas
Oct. 20 Oklahoma
Oct. 27 at Missouri
Nov. 3 Kansas State
Nov. 10 Colorado
Nov. 17 at Kansas
- Almost certain win
- Likely loss
- Could go either way

Kansas
Realistic best case record with this schedule: 8-4
Barring total disaster worst case record: 5-7
Realistic record: 7-5
If KU doesn’t go to a bowl game, it can’t blame a schedule that has at least two gift-wrapped wins (SE Louisiana and FIU) and three games a good Big 12 team should win (Central Michigan, Toledo, Baylor). Getting the Bears from the South, and at home, is a nice break. Overall, the road dates (Kansas State, Colorado, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State) could be a whole lot worse, while Nebraska and Iowa State have to come to Lawrence before the season-ender against Missouri in Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.

Kansas
Sept. 1 Central Michigan
Sept. 8 SE Louisiana
Sept. 15 Toledo
Sept. 22 FIU
Oct. 6 at Kansas State
Oct. 13 Baylor
Oct. 20 at Colorado
Oct. 27 at Texas A&M
Nov. 3 Nebraska
Nov. 10 at Oklahoma State
Nov. 17 Iowa State
Nov. 24 Missouri (in KC)
- Almost certain win
- Likely loss
- Could go either way

Kansas State
Realistic best case record with this schedule: 9-3
Barring total disaster worst case record: 5-7
Realistic record: 7-5
Talk about your measuring stick games, KSU starts out the year at Auburn with a chance to show how far things have come under Ron Prince and/or how far the program has to go. The rest of the non-conference slate isn’t bad hosting San Jose State and Missouri State, but the regular season ends with a trip to Fresno State. Getting a home game against Baylor is a break, but South road trips to Texas and Oklahoma State make up for it. Three of the last four games, and four of the last six, are away from Manhattan including key North dates against Iowa State and Nebraska.

Kansas State
Sept. 1 at Auburn
Sept. 8 San Jose State
Sept. 15 Missouri State
Sept. 29 at Texas
Oct. 6 Kansas
Oct. 13 Colorado
Oct. 20 at Oklahoma State
Oct. 27 Baylor
Nov. 3 at Iowa State
Nov. 10 at Nebraska
Nov. 17 Missouri
Nov. 24 at Fresno State
- Almost certain win
- Likely loss
- Could go either way

Missouri
Realistic best case record with this schedule: 10-2
Barring total disaster worst case record: 5-7
Realistic record: 9-3
It’s interesting, to say the least, and it’s also likely to work out in Mizzou’s favor as the year goes on. While there are only three true road games (at Ole Miss, Oklahoma and Colorado), there are three neutral-site games starting off against Illinois in St. Louis and finishing up with back-to-back dates in Kansas City against Kansas State and Kansas. All three of those won’t necessarily be home games, but they won’t be far off. With three of the tougher Big 12 games (Nebraska, Texas A&M and Texas Tech) at home, there’s no reason to not win the North.

Missouri
Sept. 1 Illinois (in St. Louis)
Sept. 8 at Ole Miss
Sept. 15 Western Michigan
Sept. 22 Illinois State
Oct. 6 Nebraska
Oct. 13 at Oklahoma
Oct. 20 Texas Tech
Oct. 27 Iowa State
Nov. 3 at Colorado
Nov. 10 Texas A&M
Nov. 17 Kansas State (in KC)
Nov. 24 Kansas (in KC)
- Almost certain win
- Likely loss
- Could go either way

Nebraska
Realistic best case record with this schedule: 11-1
Barring total disaster worst case record: 6-6
Realistic record: 9-3
For a team expected to win the Big 12 title, it’ll be lucky to keep its head above water with this schedule. After starting off with four of the first five games at home, the Huskers go to Missouri, where they’ve lost their last two times, for a showdown that’ll likely decide the North title. Going to Kansas and Colorado aren’t going to be walks in the park, while the trip to Texas kicking off a stretch of three road games in the final four dates might kill championship dreams. Oh yeah, and then there’s the non-conference to deal with getting a good Nevada team at home along with Ball State and its dangerous offense (remember what the Cardinals almost did to Michigan last year) to go along with a trip to Winston-Salem to face ACC champion Wake Forest. If that wasn't enough, there’s that little meeting with USC in mid-September.

Nebraska
Sept. 1 Nevada
Sept. 8 at Wake Forest
Sept. 15 USC
Sept. 22 Ball State
Sept. 29 Iowa State
Oct. 6 at Missouri
Oct. 13 Oklahoma State
Oct. 20 Texas A&M
Oct. 27 at Texas
Nov. 3 at Kansas
Nov. 10 Kansas State
Nov. 23 at Colorado
- Almost certain win
- Likely loss
- Could go either way

South Division

Baylor

Realistic best case record with this schedule: 7-5
Barring total disaster worst case record: 4-8
Realistic record: 5-7
The non-conference slate isn’t bad outside of an opening day away game at TCU with winnable dates against Rice and Texas State along with a strange trip to Buffalo. Getting Colorado, Kansas and Kansas State from the North is a decent break, while Texas, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State have to come to Waco. The Big 12 slate alternates between home and road games.

Baylor
Sept. 1 at TCU
Sept.8 Rice
Sept. 15 Texas State
Sept. 22 at Buffalo
Sept. 29 at Texas A&M
Oct. 6 Colorado
Oct. 13 at Kansas
Oct. 20 Texas
Oct. 27 at Kansas State
Nov. 3 Texas Tech
Nov. 10 at Oklahoma
Nov. 17 Oklahoma State
- Almost certain win
- Likely loss
- Could go either way

Oklahoma
Realistic best case record with this schedule: 12-0
Barring total disaster worst case record: 7-5
Realistic record: 10-2
It’s far better than it looks on paper. Considering Miami isn’t Miami and has to come to Norman, that’s not the non-conference nightmare it would’ve been a few years ago. The rest of the non-conference schedule is a joke playing North Texas, Utah State and at Tulsa, which will be like an OU home game. The one really tough game against the North, Missouri, is at home, while the only true Big 12 road games are at Colorado, Iowa State and Texas Tech. A three-game home stretch late in the year against Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Baylor might seal the South title if the Sooners can beat Texas on October 6th.

Oklahoma
Sept. 1 North Texas
Sept. 8 Miami
Sept. 15 Utah State
Sept. 21 at Tulsa
Sept. 29 at Colorado
Oct. 6 vs. Texas
Oct. 13 Missouri
Oct. 20 at Iowa State
Oct. 27 Oklahoma State
Nov. 3 Texas A&M
Nov. 10 Baylor
Nov. 17 at Texas Tech
- Almost certain win
- Likely loss
- Could go either way

Oklahoma State
Realistic best case record with this schedule: 8-4
Barring total disaster worst case record: 5-7
Realistic record: 7-5
It’s not great, but there are enough easy non-conference games (Florida Atlantic, at Troy, Sam Houston State) to assure a nice base of wins. There are only six home games, but they include key South battles against Texas Tech and Texas. Going to Texas A&M, Nebraska and Oklahoma might tough enough to prevent any dreams of winning the South. To make matters worse, those three are all in October. Starting the season off at Georgia, a more winnable game than many will predict, will be a good measuring stick to see just how much the program has progressed under Mike Gundy.

Oklahoma State
Sept. 1 at Georgia
Sept. 8 Florida Atlantic
Sept. 14 at Troy
Sept. 22 Texas Tech
Sept. 29 Sam Houston State
Oct. 6 at Texas A&M
Oct. 13 at Nebraska
Oct. 20 Kansas State
Oct. 27 at Oklahoma
Nov. 3 Texas
Nov. 10 Kansas
Nov. 17 at Baylor
- Almost certain win
- Likely loss
- Could go either way

Texas
Realistic best case record with this schedule: 12-0
Barring total disaster worst case record: 8-4
Realistic record: 10-2
It's not that bad, but there's a rough finishing kick
. The early battle with TCU might not get a whole bunch of national attention, but the Horned Frogs have the potential to go unbeaten if they get out of Austin with the upset. Even so, a 5-0 start has to be expected before the Oklahoma showdown. Get by the Red River Rivalry with a win, and 8-0 is possible before a nasty finishing kick playing Nebraska, at Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, and at Texas A&M. Outside of the TCU game, the rest of the non-conference slate is nice and breezy (no Ohio State this year) playing Arkansas State, UCF and Rice.

Texas
Sept. 1 Arkansas State
Sept. 8 TCU
Sept. 15 at UCF
Sept. 22 Rice
Sept. 29 Kansas State
Oct. 6 vs. Oklahoma
Oct. 13 at Iowa State
Oct. 20 at Baylor
Oct. 27 Nebraska
Nov. 3 at Oklahoma State
Nov. 10 Texas Tech
Nov. 23 at Texas A&M
- Almost certain win
- Likely loss
- Could go either way

Texas A&M
Realistic best case record with this schedule: 9-3
Barring total disaster worst case record: 5-7
Realistic record: 7-5
Not bad early, brutal late. The Aggies have a tough Thursday night road game at Miami to potentially make a big national splash, but the rest of the non-conference schedule is easy facing Montana State, Fresno State and UL Monroe. If they can come up with the win over the Canes, a 6-0 start is likely with Baylor and Oklahoma State coming to Kyle Field. And then things get ugly with four road games in the next five including dates at Nebraska and Missouri, the two best teams in the North, to go along with a trip to Oklahoma. Closing out against Texas doesn’t make things much easier.

Texas A&M
Sept. 1 Montana State
Sept. 8 Fresno State
Sept. 15 UL Monroe
Sept. 20 at Miami
Sept. 29 Baylor
Oct. 6 Oklahoma State
Oct. 13 at Texas Tech
Oct. 20 at Nebraska
Oct. 27 Kansas
Nov. 3 at Oklahoma
Nov. 10 at Missouri
Nov. 23 Texas
- Almost certain win
- Likely loss
- Could go either way

Texas Tech
Realistic best case record with this schedule: 10-2
Barring total disaster worst case record: 6-6
Realistic record: 9-3
If Iowa State and Colorado haven’t improved by leaps and bounds, the Big 12 schedule is decent with home dates against the 2006 North bottom-feeders (although Red Raider fans might still be smarting from last year’s 30-6 loss in Boulder). However, the trip to Missouri will be tough as the lone game away from Lubbock for a month. There can’t be too much complaining about the South games getting two of the big three (Texas A&M and Oklahoma) at home. For good or bad, the road trip to Texas comes the week before playing the Sooners. The non-conference schedule is a typical Texas tech waste of time playing at SMU, UTEP, at Rice and Northwestern State.

Texas Tech
Sept. 1 at SMU
Sept. 8 UTEP
Sept. 15 at Rice
Sept. 22 at Oklahoma State
Sept. 29 NW State
Oct. 6 Iowa State
Oct. 13 Texas A&M
Oct. 20 at Missouri
Oct. 27 Colorado
Nov. 3 at Baylor
Nov. 10 at Texas
Nov. 17 Oklahoma
- Almost certain win
- Likely loss
- Could go either way

    

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