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Big 12 Schedule Released For 2023 BYU Football Season

Jan 31, 2023, 12:01 PM | Updated: Jul 12, 2023, 2:00 pm

PROVO, Utah – BYU football officially has a Big 12 football schedule.

Since BYU received an invitation to join the Power Five conference in 2021, it hasn’t yet felt real. But, getting an actual football schedule, the time has come for BYU to get ready for life in the Big 12.

BYU will open the 2023 season against Sam Houston on September 2 in a non-conference game. We already knew that months ago. That was announced in July as a replacement for Tennessee buying out of their visit to Provo.

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On Tuesday, we learned what BYU’s nine-game conference looks like in their first year in the Power Five conference. BYU’s first Big 12 game will be against Kansas on September 23.

The Big 12 Conference will be a 14-team league in 2023 that features newcomers BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, and Houston. Along with the newcomers, the 14-team league will also include Texas and Oklahoma. There have been reports that the 2023 season could be the last with the Longhorns and Sooners before the move on to the SEC.

There have been a lot of twists and turns to the release of this 2023 Big 12 football schedule. Initially, former Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the schedule would be released sometime in October. Then there was speculation from BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe that it would come out in early December. After that, Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark said it would come out mid-December.

Then there were reports it wouldn’t be unveiled until February. From there, UCF AD Terry Mohajir told a fan on Twitter it would be January 17. That date came and went.

But all of that is now forgotten because the schedule is finally here.

Here’s a look at BYU’s 2023 football schedule.

2023 BYU Football Schedule

* = Denotes Big 12 game

Sept. 2 – Sam Houston

Sept. 9 – Southern Utah

Sept. 16 – at Arkansas

Sept. 23 – at Kansas

Sept. 29 – Cincinnati

Oct. 7 – BYE

Oct. 14 – at TCU

Oct. 21 – Texas Tech

Oct. 28 – at Texas

Nov. 4 – at West Virginia

Nov. 11 – Iowa State

Nov. 18 – Oklahoma

Nov. 25 – at Oklahoma State

Dec. 2 – Big 12 Football Championship Game (Arlington, Texas)

History of BYU Football games against the Big 12 Conference (2023)

In total, BYU has faced the 13 other Big 12 members (for the 2023 season) 45 times, posting a record of 23-22 in those meetings.

Cincinnati Bearcats

Games played: Two

All-time record: BYU leads 2-0

Meetings:

  • October 16, 2015: BYU 38, Cincinnati 24 in Provo
  • November 5, 2016: BYU 20, Cincinnati 3 in Cincinnati

Iowa State Cyclones

Games played: Four

All-time record: Iowa State leads 4-0

Meetings:

  • September 28, 1968: Iowa State 28, BYU 20 in Provo
  • September 27, 1969: Iowa State 10, BYU 0 in Ames
  • October 13, 1973: Iowa State 26, BYU 24 in Provo
  • September 28, 1974: Iowa State 34, BYU 7 in Ames

Kansas Jayhawks

Games played: One

All-time record: Kansas leads 1-0

Meeting:

  • December 25, 1992: Kansas 23, BYU 20 (Aloha Bowl)

Oklahoma Sooners

Games played: Two

All-time record: BYU leads 2-0

Meetings:

  • December 31, 1994: BYU 31, Oklahoma 6 (Copper Bowl)
  • September 5, 2009: BYU 14, Oklahoma 13 (Cowboy Classic in Arlington, Texas)

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Games played: Two

All-time record: Oklahoma State leads 2-0

Meetings:

  • December 28, 1974: Oklahoma State 16, BYU 6 (Fiesta Bowl)
  • December 18, 1976: Oklahoma State 49, BYU 21 (Tangerine Bowl)

TCU Horned Frogs

Games played: 11

All-time record: TCU leads 6-5

Meetings:

  • September 19, 1987: TCU 33, BYU 12 in Fort Worth
  • October 15, 1988: BYU 31, TCU 18 in Provo
  • October 26, 1996: BYU 45, TCU 21 in Fort Worth
  • October 25, 1997: BYU 31, TCU 10 in Provo
  • September 24, 2005: TCU 51, BYU 50 (OT) in Provo
  • September 28, 2006: BYU 31, TCU 17 in Fort Worth
  • November 8, 2007: BYU 27, TCU 22 in Provo
  • October 16, 2008: TCU 32, BYU 7 in Fort Worth
  • October 24, 2009: TCU 38, BYU 7 in Provo
  • October 16, 2010: TCU 31, BYU 3 in Fort Worth
  • October 28, 2011: TCU 38, BYU 28 (Arlington, Texas)

Texas Longhorns

Games played: Five

All-time record: BYU leads 4-1

Meetings:

  • September 12, 1987: BYU 22, Texas 17 in Austin
  • September 8, 1988: BYU 47, Texas 6 in Provo
  • September 10, 2011: Texas 17, BYU 16 in Austin
  • September 7, 2013: BYU 40, Texas 21 in Provo
  • September 6, 2014: BYU 41, Texas 7 in Austin

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Games played: One

All-time record: Texas Tech leads 1-0

Meeting:

  • October 18, 1940: Texas Tech 21, BYU 20 in Lubbock

West Virginia Mountaineers

Games played: One

All-time record: West Virginia leads 1-0

Meeting:

  • September 24, 2016: West Virginia 35, BYU 32 (FedEx Field in Landover, MD)

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow Mitch’s coverage of BYU moving to the Big 12 Conference on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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