Oklahoma Football: Previewing the 2017 second-half schedule

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NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 10 : An Oklahoma Sooners RUF/NEK waves a flag after a touchdown against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks September 10, 2016 at Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Warhawks 59-17. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images) *** local caption ***

August is here, and that means the 2017 season of Oklahoma football kicks off in a little over a month. Anticipation is building across Sooner Nation as the new college football season looms ever closer. 

Even though the Sooners face a pretty tough slate to start the season, including that gargantuan matchup against the Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus, the schedule doesn’t get much easier for the Crimson and Cream over the second half of the season.

After the annual Red River Showdown game with the archrival Texas Longhorns in Dallas, the Sooners will enter the meat of their 2017 Big 12 schedule.

The second half of the season is evenly balanced insofar as home and away games. Oklahoma has three of each over the final six games of the 2017 regular season, including challenging home games with TCU and West Virginia and tough road assignments at Kansas State and in Bedlam at Oklahoma State.

And the Sooners’ final six regular-season contests are laden with traps. Here’s a preview of the second six on the Sooners’ 2017 schedule.

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