I was knee-deep in writing today's DBR when the news that was supposed to come down at 11 broke early: with the resolution of the West Virginia-Big East lawsuit in the past week or so, the Big XII has finalized its entire slate of 2012 football schedules for the again 10-team football conference. For those interested, here is a link to the entire conference schedule.
Because I know that's not what you came here for, here is Baylor's portion; Baylor plays 6 home games next season, 5 road games, and one neutral site game against Texas Tech in Cowboys Stadium.
Sept. 1 -- vs. SMU
Sept. 8 -- Off
Sept. 15 -- vs. Sam Houston State (FCS)
Sept. 22 -- @ Louisiana-Monroe (this game was originally scheduled for the last week in August and had to be moved)
Sept. 29 -- @ West Virginia (first time in school history)
Oct. 6 -- Off
Oct. 13 -- vs. TCU (they're taking A&M's schedule, it appears)
Oct. 20 -- @ Texas
Oct. 27 -- @ Iowa State
Nov. 3 -- vs. Kansas
Nov. 10 -- @ Oklahoma
Nov. 17 -- vs. Kansas State
Nov. 24 -- vs. Texas Tech (in Arlington)
Dec. 1 -- vs. Oklahoma State
We'll talk more in the future about how this schedule sets up for us, but I have a few thoughts below the jump:
- Don't like going to WV for our first conference game or having to play @ ULM. We must not have been able to find anyone for that spot.
- I like having a bye week before the TCU game and getting them early in the season. They're typically a better team, particularly on defense, the later you play them.
- Way too early predictions-- Should Wins: vs. SMU, vs. Sam Houston, @ ULM, vs. Kansas; Could Wins: vs. TCU, vs. Kansas State, @ Iowa State; vs. Texas Tech; Probable Losses: @ WV, vs. Oklahoma State, @ Texas; Definite Losses: @ Oklahoma.
- I'll admit it: it looks weird to see that schedule without A&M on it.