OU's non-conference slate will now include the Sept. 5 opener against BYU in Arlington, Texas, Sept. 12 vs. Idaho State in Norman, Sept. 19 vs. Tulsa in Norman and Oct. 3 at Miami.
"Working in concert with our coach, Bob Stoops, we are pleased with the quality of our non-conference schedule and feel fortunate to adhere to our core scheduling philosophy in preparing our team for a rigorous conference slate," said OU Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and Athletics Director Joe Castiglione.
"It took a considerable amount of cooperation between Oklahoma and Miami to maintain that game, but the two schools were able to work together to keep it on the schedule," he added. | Printable 2009 OU Football Schedule
|2009 Oklahoma Football Schedule|
|September 5||BYU||Arlington, Texas||10-3||Las Vegas Bowl||1-0, BYU|
|September 12||Idaho State||Norman||1-11||0-0|
|September 19||Tulsa||Norman||11-3||GMAC Bowl||15-7-1, OU|
|October 3||at Miami||Miami, Fla.||7-6||Emerald Bowl||3-3, Tied|
|October 10||Baylor||Norman||4-8||18-0, OU|
|October 17||Texas||Dallas, Texas||12-1||Fiesta Bowl||58-40-5, UT|
|October 24||at Kansas||Lawrence, Kan.||8-5||Insight Bowl||67-27-6, OU|
|October 31||Kansas State||Norman||5-7||69-17-4, OU|
|November 7||at Nebraska||Lincoln, Neb.||9-4||Gator Bowl||44-37-3, OU|
|November 14||Texas A&M||Norman||4-8||17-10, OU|
|November 21||at Texas Tech||Lubbock, Texas||11-2||Cotton Bowl||12-4-0, OU|
|November 28||Oklahoma State||Norman||9-4||Holiday Bowl||80-16-7, OU|
|December 5||Big 12 Championship||Arlington, Texas|
The three Football Bowl Subdivision teams on the non-conference slate were a combined 28-12 last season and all three played in bowl games. Including the Big 12 schedule, OU's 2009 slate will include eight bowl teams from the previous season.
Conference play opens Oct. 10 in Norman when the Sooners host Baylor. The AT&T Red River Rivalry follows the next week, Oct. 17, when OU and Texas square off at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
Oklahoma visits Kansas on Oct. 24 before returning on Oct. 31 to host Kansas State. It's back on the road to Nebraska on Nov. 7, then home on Nov. 14 against Texas A&M. The Nov. 21 game is at Texas Tech before Bedlam, OU and Oklahoma State, in Norman on Nov. 28.
The Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship game will be played in Arlington on Dec. 5.