Oklahoma football: Scouting the back half of the 2020 schedule

NORMAN, OK - DECEMBER 3: Quarterback Baker Mayfield
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Three of the final five Oklahoma football games on the revised Big 12 schedule for 2020 are against teams picked to finish in the bottom half of the conference standings.

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The other good news about the back half of this year’s Sooner football schedule is that three of the final five regular-season games are at home, where Oklahoma is as difficult a team to beat as any school in the country. Since the 1999 season, the Sooners have lost just 10 times in games played at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

The Sooners will host Kansas and Oklahoma State at home in November and Baylor the first weekend in December in the regular-season finale.

In recent seasons, however, Oklahoma has been even more unbeatable away from home than it has been playing on its home turf.

The Sooners have won 24 of their last 25 true road games, with the one loss coming last season at Kansas State. OU’s two road games in the second half of the season are at Texas Tech on Oct. 31 and at West Virginia on Thanksgiving weekend. West Virginia and Texas Tech were picked to finish eighth and ninth, respectively in the Big 12 Preseason Media Poll.

Three of Oklahoma’s final four regular-season games are in the month of November. The Sooners have not lost in the month of November since the 2014 season, compiling a record of 21-0 during that stretch.

Coming down the backstretch into the homestretch, this is what it looks like: