The Big 12 Conference released the 2017 conference football schedule this afternoon. Iowa State will open up the season against Northern Iowa on August 31st or September 2nd, which certainly would be interesting if Iowa State were to open the season on a Thursday night. Keep your eyes open for that schedule change later on in the year.
Coach Campbell will get his second crack at Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeyes on the 9th of September. This time the game will be inside the friendly confines.
After the Iowa game, the Cyclones will have a bye week and then play ten straight games to end the season. That certainly won’t help if injuries pile up for an already depth-stricken squad coming into 2017.
Another quirk to note is that Iowa State will play three of its final four games on the road and all will be winnable games to help in attaining a bowl berth. The season no longer concludes with the Riot Bowl, as the Cyclones will end the season in Manhattan, Kansas.
In other league scheduling news, the Bedlam game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will no longer be played on the final weekend. The conference is probably trying to avoid them playing two straight weeks should the season pan out like it did this year.
You can see the schedule below:
2017 Iowa State Football Schedule
August 31st/September 2nd - Northern Iowa
September 9th - Iowa
September 16th - BYE
September 23rd - AT Akron
September 30th - Texas
October 7th - AT Oklahoma
October 14th - Kansas
October 21st - AT Texas Tech
October 28th - TCU (Homecoming)
November 4th - AT West Virginia
November 11th - Oklahoma State
November 18th - AT Baylor
November 25th - AT Kansas State
December 2nd - Big 12 Championship Game
The 2017 football season is inching closer by the minute. Stay tuned for more football content coming soon!