Baylor releases 2017 football schedule

Posted at 4:11 PM, Dec 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-13 17:11:57-05

The schedule for Baylor’s 2017 football season, the first under the direction of head coach Matt Rhule, was released Tuesday by the Big 12 Conference office.

The Rhule era will open on Sept. 2 in Waco against Liberty, which is one of six games at McLane Stadium in 2017. BU will also host UTSA (Sept. 9) and Big 12 contests against Oklahoma (conference-opener Sept. 23), West Virginia (Oct. 21), Texas (Oct. 28) and Iowa State (Nov. 18).

The Bears will play five true road games next season, including four outside of Texas, leaving the Lone Star state for contests at Duke (Sept. 16), Kansas State (Sept. 30), Oklahoma State (Oct. 14) and Kansas (Nov. 4). The remaining true road game is the regular season finale on Nov. 25 at TCU.

The annual Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Shootout against Texas Tech is scheduled for Nov. 11 at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

All 12 dates are subject to change based on requests received from the Big 12's television partners or other factors. The date for Baylor’s 2017 Homecoming celebration will be designated at a later time.

Baylor wraps up the 2016 season in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl, Dec. 27, at 9:15 p.m. CT in Phoenix, Ariz. The Bears will take on Boise State (10-2) at Chase Field on ESPN.

Sept. 2 - Liberty
Sept. 9 - UTSA
Sept. 16 - at Duke
Sept. 23 - Oklahoma
Sept. 30 - at Kansas State
Oct. 14 - at Oklahoma State
Oct. 21 - West Virginia
Oct. 28 - Texas
Nov. 4  - at Kansas
Nov. 11 - vs. Texas Tech (Arlington, Texas)
Nov. 18 - Iowa State
Nov. 25 - at TCU