Game to Kick-Off New Year’s Holiday Weekend

 

The 58th Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl Football Classic will be played Friday, December 30, 2016 at 12 Noon EST / 11 AM CST. Friday, December 30 will mark the beginning of the long New Year’s holiday weekend. The AutoZone Liberty Bowl will feature teams from the SEC and Big 12 Conference and will be televised nationally and internationally on ESPN and broadcast by ESPN Radio.
 
“We’re thrilled to have the AutoZone Liberty Bowl serve as the signature event to start the New Year’s holiday weekend in Memphis,” said Steve Ehrhart, Executive Director of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. “This date and time gives us a tremendous opportunity to showcase two great teams, our Memphis community and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to those attending the game and millions of ESPN viewers.”
 
“We have a great week of events planned for both our local supporters and fans following their team from out of town to enjoy,” said Ehrhart. “This is a wonderful opportunity for Memphis to roll out the red carpet and welcome the teams and thousands of fans to our community for a memorable bowl experience. We invite fans to experience all that Memphis and the AutoZone Liberty Bowl have to offer during the week and then stay over to ring in the New Year at the famous guitar drop on Beale Street.”
 
The AutoZone Liberty Bowl has an action-packed, fun-filled week of events planned leading up to the game beginning with the Bass Pro Shops Team Welcome Party on December 26th. The schedule of events will also include the Pro Rodeo presented by Ford Trucks (December 27); Players and Coaches Luncheon (December 28); Beale Street Parade and Bash on Beale Pep Rally (December 29); President’s Gala (December 29) and Pre-Game Buffet (December 30).
 
With the December 30th game date announcement, the AutoZone Liberty Bowl continues the excitement and momentum created by last year’s game between Arkansas and Kansas State. The Hogs and Wildcats match up attracted the largest ESPN audience ever for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl (more than 7 million viewers) and a sold out crowd of 61,136.
 
Tickets to the 58th AutoZone Liberty Bowl are on sale now. For game and event ticket information, call the AutoZone Liberty Bowl at (901) 795-7700 or CLICK HERE

SEC TEAM PREVIEWS

ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE

Head Coach - Nick Saban (Career Record: 196-60-1)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 14-1 (7-1), SEC Champions, National Champions

2015 Bowl Result – Goodyear Cotton Bowl (CFP) vs. Michigan State (W, 38-0)

CFP National Championship vs. Clemson (W, 45-40)

Returning Starters – 13: Offense (6), Defense (5), Special Teams (2)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: #1

2016 FPI Ranking -#6 (23.0) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #4

2016 Schedule

Date

Opponent

Saturday
Sep. 3


USC Trojans
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX


Saturday
Sep. 10


Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL


Saturday
Sep. 17


at Ole Miss Rebels
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS


Saturday
Sep. 24


Kent State Golden Flashes
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL


Saturday
Oct. 1


Kentucky Wildcats
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL


Saturday
Oct. 8


at Arkansas Razorbacks
D.W.R. Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR


Saturday
Oct. 15


at Tennessee Volunteers
Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN


Saturday
Oct. 22


Texas A&M Aggies
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL


Saturday
Oct. 29


OFF

Saturday
Nov. 5


at LSU Tigers
Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA


Saturday
Nov. 12


Mississippi State Bulldogs
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL


Saturday
Nov. 19


Chattanooga Mocs
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL


Saturday
Nov. 26


Auburn Tigers
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL




Arkansas Razorbacks

Head CoachBret Bielema (Career Record: 84-44)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 8-5 (5-3)

2015 Bowl Result – AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs. Kansas State (W, 45-23)

Returning Starters – 15: Offense (8), Defense (6), Special Teams (1)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: NR

2016 FPI Ranking -#25 (12.6) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #8

2016 Schedule

Date

Opponent

Saturday
Sep. 3


Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
D.W.R. Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR


Saturday
Sep. 10


at TCU Horned Frogs
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX


Saturday
Sep. 17


Texas State Bobcats
D.W.R. Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR


Saturday
Sep. 24


at Texas A&M Aggies
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX


Saturday
Oct. 1


Alcorn State Braves
War Memorial Stadium, Little Rock, AR


Saturday
Oct. 8


Alabama Crimson Tide
D.W.R. Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR


Saturday
Oct. 15


Ole Miss Rebels
D.W.R. Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR


Saturday
Oct. 22


at Auburn Tigers
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL


Saturday
Oct. 29


OFF

Saturday
Nov. 5


Florida Gators
D.W.R. Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR


Saturday
Nov. 12


LSU Tigers
D.W.R. Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR


Saturday
Nov. 19


at Mississippi State Bulldogs
Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS


Saturday
Nov. 26


at Missouri Tigers
Faurot Field, Columbia, MO


 

Auburn Tigers

Head CoachGus Malzahn (Career Record: 36-16)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 7-6 (4-4)

2015 Bowl Result – Birmingham Bowl vs. University of Memphis (W, 31-10)

Returning Starters – 14: Offense (5), Defense (7), Special Teams (2)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: NR

2016 FPI Ranking -#17 (15.3) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #6

2016 Schedule

Date

Opponent

Saturday
Sep. 3


Clemson Tigers
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL


Saturday
Sep. 10


Arkansas State Red Wolves
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL


Saturday
Sep. 17


Texas A&M Aggies
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL


Saturday
Sep. 24


LSU Tigers
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL


Saturday
Oct. 1


ULM Warhawks(HC)
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL


Saturday
Oct. 8


at Mississippi State Bulldogs
Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS


Saturday
Oct. 15


OFF

Saturday
Oct. 22


Arkansas Razorbacks
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL


Saturday
Oct. 29


at Ole Miss Rebels
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS


Saturday
Nov. 5


Vanderbilt Commodores
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL


Saturday
Nov. 12


at Georgia Bulldogs
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA


Saturday
Nov. 19


Alabama A&M Bulldogs
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL


Saturday
Nov. 26


at Alabama Crimson Tide
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL




Florida Gators

Head CoachJim McElwain (Career Record: 32-20)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 10-3 (7-1)

2015 Bowl Result – Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl vs. Michigan (L, 41-7)

Returning Starters – 12: Offense (4), Defense (7), Special Teams (1)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: #25

2016 FPI Ranking -#20 (14.6) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #52

2016 Schedule
Date

Opponent

Saturday
Sep. 3


UMass Minutemen
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL


Saturday
Sep. 10


Kentucky Wildcats
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL


Saturday
Sep. 17


North Texas Mean Green
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL


Saturday
Sep. 24


at Tennessee Volunteers
Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN


Saturday
Oct. 1


at Vanderbilt Commodores
Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN


Saturday
Oct. 8


LSU Tigers
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL


Saturday
Oct. 15


Missouri Tigers(HC)
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL


Saturday
Oct. 22


OFF

Saturday
Oct. 29


Georgia Bulldogs
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL


Saturday
Nov. 5


at Arkansas Razorbacks
D.W.R. Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR


Saturday
Nov. 12


South Carolina Gamecocks
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL


Saturday
Nov. 19


Presbyterian Blue Hose
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL


Saturday
Nov. 26


at Florida State Seminoles
Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL


 

Georgia Bulldogs

Head CoachKirby Smart (Career Record: 0-0)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 9-3 (5-3)

2015 Bowl Result – Tax Slayer Bowl vs. Penn State (W, 24-17)

Returning Starters – 14: Offense (6), Defense (6), Special Teams (2)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: #18

2016 FPI Ranking -#10 (108.7) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #16

2016 Schedule

Date

Opponent

Saturday
Sep. 3


North Carolina Tar Heels
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA


Saturday
Sep. 10


Nicholls State Colonels
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA


Saturday
Sep. 17


at Missouri Tigers
Faurot Field, Columbia, MO


Saturday
Sep. 24


at Ole Miss Rebels
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS


Saturday
Oct. 1


Tennessee Volunteers
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA


Saturday
Oct. 8


at South Carolina Gamecocks
Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC


Saturday
Oct. 15


Vanderbilt Commodores(HC)
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA


Saturday
Oct. 22


OFF

Saturday
Oct. 29


Florida Gators
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL


Saturday
Nov. 5


at Kentucky Wildcats
Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY


Saturday
Nov. 12


Auburn Tigers
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA


Saturday
Nov. 19


UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA


Saturday
Nov. 26


Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA




Kentucky Wildcats

Head Coach Mark Stoops (Career Record: 12-24)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 5-7 (2-6)

2015 Bowl Result – No Bowl Game 

Returning Starters – 17: Offense (6), Defense (9), Special Teams (2)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: NR

2016 FPI Ranking -#56 (3.5) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #37

2016 Schedule

Date

Opponent

Saturday
Sep. 3


Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY


Saturday
Sep. 10


at Florida Gators
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL


Saturday
Sep. 17


New Mexico State Aggies
Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY


Saturday
Sep. 24


South Carolina Gamecocks
Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY


Saturday
Oct. 1


at Alabama Crimson Tide
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL


Saturday
Oct. 8


Vanderbilt Commodores
Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY


Saturday
Oct. 15


OFF

Saturday
Oct. 22


Mississippi State Bulldogs
Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY


Saturday
Oct. 29


at Missouri Tigers
Faurot Field, Columbia, MO


Saturday
Nov. 5


Georgia Bulldogs
Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY


Saturday
Nov. 12


at Tennessee Volunteers
Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN


Saturday
Nov. 19


Austin Peay Governors
Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY


Saturday
Nov. 26


at Louisville Cardinals
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY




LSU Tigers

Head CoachLes Miles (Career Record: 140-53)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 9-3 (5-3)

2015 Bowl Result – AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl vs. Texas Tech (W, 56-27)

Returning Starters – 16: Offense (7), Defense (7), Special Teams (2)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: #5

2016 FPI Ranking -#2 (25.6) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #10

2016 Schedule

Date

Opponent

Saturday
Sep. 3


at Wisconsin Badgers
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI


Saturday
Sep. 10


Jacksonville State Gamecocks 
Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA


Saturday
Sep. 17


Mississippi State Bulldogs
Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA


Saturday
Sep. 24


at Auburn Tigers 
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL


Saturday
Oct. 1


Missouri Tigers 
Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA


Saturday
Oct. 8


at Florida Gators 

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL

Saturday
Oct. 15


Southern Miss Golden Eagles 
Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA


Saturday
Oct. 22


Ole Miss Rebels 
Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA


Saturday
Oct. 29


OFF

Saturday
Nov. 5


Alabama Crimson Tide 
Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA


Saturday
Nov. 12


at Arkansas Razorbacks 
Reynolds Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR


Saturday
Nov. 19


South Alabama Jaguars 
Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA


Thursday
Nov. 24


at Texas A&M Aggies 
Kyle Field, College Station, TX




Mississippi State Bulldogs

Head CoachDan Mullen (Career Record: 55-35)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 9-4 (4-4)

2015 Bowl Result – Belk Bowl vs. NC State (W, 51-28)

Returning Starters – 8: Offense (4), Defense (3), Special Teams (1)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: NR

2016 FPI Ranking -#31 (11.4) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #32

2016 Schedule

Date

Opponent

Saturday
Sep. 3


South Alabama Jaguars
Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS


Saturday
Sep. 10


South Carolina Gamecocks
Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS


Saturday
Sep. 17


at LSU Tigers
Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA


Saturday
Sep. 24


at UMass Minutemen
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA


Saturday
Oct. 1


OFF

Saturday
Oct. 8


Auburn Tigers
Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS


Friday
Oct. 14


at BYU Cougars
LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, UT


Saturday
Oct. 22


at Kentucky Wildcats
Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY


Saturday
Oct. 29


Samford Bulldogs
Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS


Saturday
Nov. 5


Texas A&M Aggies
Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS


Saturday
Nov. 12


at Alabama Crimson Tide
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL


Saturday
Nov. 19


Arkansas Razorbacks
Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS


Saturday
Nov. 26


at Ole Miss Rebels
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS




Missouri Tigers

Head CoachBarry Odom (0-0)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 5-7 (1-7)

2015 Bowl Result – No Bowl Appearance

Returning Starters – 13: Offense (6), Defense (6), Special Teams (1)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: NR

2016 FPI Ranking -#50 (5.5) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #34

2016 Schedule
Date

Opponent

Saturday
Sep. 3


at West Virginia Mountaineers
Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV


Saturday
Sep. 10


Eastern Michigan Eagles
Faurot Field, Columbia, MO


Saturday
Sep. 17


Georgia Bulldogs
Faurot Field, Columbia, MO


Saturday
Sep. 24


Delaware State Hornets
Faurot Field, Columbia, MO


Saturday
Oct. 1


at LSU Tigers
Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA


Saturday
Oct. 8


OFF

Saturday
Oct. 15


at Florida Gators
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL


Saturday
Oct. 22


Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders(HC)
Faurot Field, Columbia, MO


Saturday
Oct. 29


Kentucky Wildcats
Faurot Field, Columbia, MO


Saturday
Nov. 5


at South Carolina Gamecocks
Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC


Saturday
Nov. 12


Vanderbilt Commodores
Faurot Field, Columbia, MO


Saturday
Nov. 19


at Tennessee Volunteers
Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN


Saturday
Nov. 26


Arkansas Razorbacks
Faurot Field, Columbia, MO




Ole Miss Rebels

Head CoachHugh Freeze (Career Record: 44-21)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 10-3 (6-2)

2015 Bowl Result – Allstate Sugar Bowl vs. Oklahoma State (W, 48-20)

Returning Starters – 18: Offense (9), Defense (7), Special Teams (2)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: #11

2016 FPI Ranking -#7 (19.9) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #2

2016 Schedule

Date

Opponent

Monday
Sep. 5


Florida State Seminoles
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL


Saturday
Sep. 10


Wofford Terriers
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS


Saturday
Sep. 17


Alabama Crimson Tide
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS


Saturday
Sep. 24


Georgia Bulldogs
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS


Saturday
Oct. 1


Memphis Tigers(HC)
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS


Saturday
Oct. 8


OFF

Saturday
Oct. 15


at Arkansas Razorbacks
D.W.R. Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR


Saturday
Oct. 22


at LSU Tigers
Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA


Saturday
Oct. 29


Auburn Tigers
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS


Saturday
Nov. 5


Georgia Southern Eagles
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS


Saturday
Nov. 12


at Texas A&M Aggies
Kyle Field, College Station, TX


Saturday
Nov. 19


at Vanderbilt Commodores
Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN


Saturday
Nov. 26


Mississippi State Bulldogs
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS





South Carolina Gamecocks

Head CoachWill Muschamp (28-21)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 3-9 (1-7)

2015 Bowl Result – No Bowl Appearance

Returning Starters – 13: Offense (4), Defense (8), Special Teams (1)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: NR

2016 FPI Ranking -#53 (4.8) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #31

2016 Schedule

Date

Opponent

Thursday
Sep. 1


at Vanderbilt Commodores
Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN


Saturday
Sep. 10


at Mississippi State Bulldogs
Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS


Saturday
Sep. 17


East Carolina Pirates
Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC


Saturday
Sep. 24


at Kentucky Wildcats
Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY


Saturday
Oct. 1


Texas A&M Aggies
Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC


Saturday
Oct. 8


Georgia Bulldogs
Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC


Saturday
Oct. 15


OFF

Saturday
Oct. 22


UMass Minutemen
Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC


Saturday
Oct. 29


Tennessee Volunteers
Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC


Saturday
Nov. 5


Missouri Tigers
Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC


Saturday
Nov. 12


at Florida Gators
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL


Saturday
Nov. 19


Western Carolina Catamounts
Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC


Saturday
Nov. 26


at Clemson Tigers
Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC





Tennessee Volunteers

Head CoachButch Jones (Career Record: 71-44)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 9-4 (5-3)

2015 Bowl Result – Outback Bowl vs. Northwestern (W, 45-6)

Returning Starters – 18: Offense (9), Defense (8), Special Teams (1)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: #9

2016 FPI Ranking -#5 (23.2) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #35

2016 Schedule

Date

Opponent

Thursday
Sep. 1


Appalachian State Mountaineers
Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN


Saturday
Sep. 10


Virginia Tech Hokies
Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN


Saturday
Sep. 17


Ohio Bobcats
Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN


Saturday
Sep. 24


Florida Gators
Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN


Saturday
Oct. 1


at Georgia Bulldogs
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA


Saturday
Oct. 8


at Texas A&M Aggies
Kyle Field, College Station, TX


Saturday
Oct. 15


Alabama Crimson Tide
Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN


Saturday
Oct. 22


Open

Saturday
Oct. 29


at South Carolina Gamecocks
Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC


Saturday
Nov. 5


Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN


Saturday
Nov. 12


Kentucky Wildcats
Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN


Saturday
Nov. 19


Missouri Tigers
Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN


Saturday
Nov. 26


at Vanderbilt Commodores
Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN




Texas A&M Aggies

Head CoachKevin Sumlin (Career Record: 71-33)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 8-5 (4-4)

2015 Bowl Result – Music City Bowl vs. Louisville (L, 27-21)

Returning Starters – 13: Offense (6), Defense (6), Special Teams (1)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: NR

2016 FPI Ranking -#14 (16.8) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #12

2016 Schedule

Date

Opponent

Saturday
Sep. 3


UCLA Bruins
Kyle Field, College Station, TX


Saturday
Sep. 10


Prairie View A&M Panthers
Kyle Field, College Station, TX


Saturday
Sep. 17


at Auburn Tigers
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL


Saturday
Sep. 24


Arkansas Razorbacks
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX


Saturday
Oct. 1


at South Carolina Gamecocks
Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC


Saturday
Oct. 8


Tennessee Volunteers
Kyle Field, College Station, TX


Saturday
Oct. 15


OFF

Saturday
Oct. 22


at Alabama Crimson Tide
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL


Saturday
Oct. 29


New Mexico State Aggies
Kyle Field, College Station, TX


Saturday
Nov. 5


at Mississippi State Bulldogs
Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS


Saturday
Nov. 12


Ole Miss Rebels
Kyle Field, College Station, TX


Saturday
Nov. 19


UTSA Roadrunners
Kyle Field, College Station, TX


Thursday
Nov. 24


LSU Tigers
Kyle Field, College Station, TX




Vanderbilt Commodores

Head CoachDerek Mason (Career Record: 7-17)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 4-8 (2-6)

2015 Bowl Result – No Bowl Game

Returning Starters – 19: Offense (8), Defense (9), Special Teams (2)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: NR

2016 FPI Ranking -#49 (5.7) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #14

2016 Schedule

Date

Opponent

Thursday
Sep. 1


South Carolina Gamecocks
Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN


Saturday
Sep. 10


Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN


Saturday
Sep. 17


at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA


Saturday
Sep. 24


at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Houchens-Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, KY


Saturday
Oct. 1


Florida Gators
Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN


Saturday
Oct. 8


at Kentucky Wildcats
Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY


Saturday
Oct. 15


at Georgia Bulldogs
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA


Saturday
Oct. 22


Tennessee State Tigers
Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN


Saturday
Oct. 29


OFF

Saturday
Nov. 5


at Auburn Tigers
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL


Saturday
Nov. 12


at Missouri Tigers
Faurot Field, Columbia, MO


Saturday
Nov. 19


Ole Miss Rebels
Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN


Saturday
Nov. 26


Tennessee Volunteers
Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN


BIG 12 TEAM PREVIEWS

Baylor Bears

Head CoachJim Grobe (110-115-1)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 10-3 (6-3)

2015 Bowl Result – Russell Athletic Bowl vs. UNC (W, 49-38)

Returning Starters – 20: Offense (10), Defense (9), Special Teams (1)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: #23

2016 FPI Ranking -#22 (13.8) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #60

2016 Schedule

Date

Opponent

Friday
Sep. 2


Northwestern State Demons
McLane Stadium, Waco, TX


Saturday
Sep. 10


SMU Mustangs
McLane Stadium, Waco, TX


Friday
Sep. 16


at Rice Owls
Rice Stadium, Houston, TX


Saturday
Sep. 24


Oklahoma State Cowboys
McLane Stadium, Waco, TX


Saturday
Oct. 1


at Iowa State Cyclones
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA


Saturday
Oct. 8


OFF

Saturday
Oct. 15


Kansas Jayhawks(HC)
McLane Stadium, Waco, TX


Saturday
Oct. 22


OFF

Saturday
Oct. 29


at Texas Longhorns
Darrell K Royal - TX Mem. Stadium, Austin, TX


Saturday
Nov. 5


TCU Horned Frogs
McLane Stadium, Waco, TX


Saturday
Nov. 12


at Oklahoma Sooners
Gaylord Family OK Mem. Stadium, Norman, OK


Saturday
Nov. 19


Kansas State Wildcats
McLane Stadium, Waco, TX


Friday
Nov. 25


at Texas Tech Red Raiders
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX


Saturday
Dec. 3


at West Virginia Mountaineers
Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV




Iowa State Cyclones

Head CoachMatt Campbell (35-15)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 3-9 (2-7)

2015 Bowl Result – No Bowl Game

Returning Starters – 15: Offense (7), Defense (6), Special Teams (2)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: NR

2016 FPI Ranking -#35 (10.2) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #58

2016 Schedule

Date

Opponent

Saturday
Sep. 3


Northern Iowa Panthers
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA


Saturday
Sep. 10


at Iowa Hawkeyes
Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA


Saturday
Sep. 17


at TCU Horned Frogs
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX


Saturday
Sep. 24


San Jose State Spartans
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA


Saturday
Oct. 1


Baylor Bears
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA


Saturday
Oct. 8


at Oklahoma State Cowboys
Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK


Saturday
Oct. 15


at Texas Longhorns
Darrell K Royal - TX Mem. Stadium, Austin, TX


Saturday
Oct. 22


OFF

Saturday
Oct. 29


Kansas State Wildcats(HC)
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA


Thursday
Nov. 3


Oklahoma Sooners
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA


Saturday
Nov. 12


at Kansas Jayhawks
Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS


Saturday
Nov. 19


Texas Tech Red Raiders
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA


Saturday
Nov. 26


West Virginia Mountaineers
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA


 

Kansas Jayhawks

Head CoachDavid Beaty (Career Record: 0-12)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 0-12 (0-9)

2015 Bowl Result – No Bowl Game

Returning Starters – 9: Offense (3), Defense (5), Special Teams (1)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: NR

2016 FPI Ranking -#98 (-7.8) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #30

2016 Schedule

Date

Opponent

Saturday
Sep. 3


Rhode Island Rams
Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS


Saturday
Sep. 10


Ohio Bobcats
Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS


Saturday
Sep. 17


at Memphis Tigers
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN


Saturday
Sep. 24


OFF

Thursday
Sep. 29


at Texas Tech Red Raiders
Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX


Saturday
Oct. 8


TCU Horned Frogs
Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS


Saturday
Oct. 15


at Baylor Bears
McLane Stadium, Waco, TX


Saturday
Oct. 22


Oklahoma State Cowboys
Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS


Saturday
Oct. 29


at Oklahoma Sooners
Gaylord Family OK Mem. Stadium, Norman, OK


Saturday
Nov. 5


at West Virginia Mountaineers
Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV


Saturday
Nov. 12


Iowa State Cyclones
Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS


Saturday
Nov. 19


Texas Longhorns
Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS


Saturday
Nov. 26


at Kansas State Wildcats
Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS




Kansas State Wildcats

Head CoachBill Synder (Career Record: 193-101-1)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 6-7 (3-6)

2015 Bowl Result – AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs. Arkansas (L, 45-23)

Returning Starters – 14: Offense (6), Defense (6), Special Teams (2)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: NR

2016 FPI Ranking -#57 (3.2) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #29

2016 Schedule

Date

Opponent

Friday
Sep. 2


at Stanford Cardinal
Stanford Stadium, Stanford, CA


Saturday
Sep. 10


OFF

Saturday
Sep. 17


Florida Atlantic Owls
Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS


Saturday
Sep. 24


Missouri State Bears
Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS


Saturday
Oct. 1


at West Virginia Mountaineers
Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV


Saturday
Oct. 8


Texas Tech Red Raiders
Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS


Saturday
Oct. 15


at Oklahoma Sooners
Gaylord Family OK Mem. Stadium, Norman, OK


Saturday
Oct. 22


Texas Longhorns
Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS


Saturday
Oct. 29


at Iowa State Cyclones
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA


Saturday
Nov. 5


Oklahoma State Cowboys
Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS


Saturday
Nov. 12


OFF

Saturday
Nov. 19


at Baylor Bears
McLane Stadium, Waco, TX


Saturday
Nov. 26


Kansas Jayhawks
Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS


Saturday
Dec. 3


at TCU Horned Frogs
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX


 

Oklahoma Sooners

Head CoachBob Stoops (Career Record: 179-46)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 11-2 (8-1), Big 12 Champions

2015 Bowl Result – Capital One Orange Bowl vs. Clemson (L, 37-17)

Returning Starters – 12: Offense (6), Defense (6), Special Teams (0)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: #3

2016 FPI Ranking -#3 (25.1) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #26

2016 Schedule

Date

Opponent

Saturday
Sep. 3


Houston Cougars
NRG Stadium, Houston, TX


Saturday
Sep. 10


ULM Warhawks
Gaylord Family OK Mem. Stadium, Norman, OK


Saturday
Sep. 17


Ohio State Buckeyes
Gaylord Family OK Mem. Stadium, Norman, OK


Saturday
Sep. 24


OFF

Saturday
Oct. 1


at TCU Horned Frogs
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX


Saturday
Oct. 8


Texas Longhorns
Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, TX


Saturday
Oct. 15


Kansas State Wildcats
Gaylord Family OK Mem. Stadium, Norman, OK


Saturday
Oct. 22


at Texas Tech Red Raiders
Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX


Saturday
Oct. 29


Kansas Jayhawks
Gaylord Family OK Mem. Stadium, Norman, OK


Thursday
Nov. 3


at Iowa State Cyclones
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA


Saturday
Nov. 12


Baylor Bears
Gaylord Family OK Mem. Stadium, Norman, OK


Saturday
Nov. 19


at West Virginia Mountaineers
Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV


Saturday
Nov. 26


OFF

Saturday
Dec. 3


Oklahoma State Cowboys
Gaylord Family OK Mem. Stadium, Norman, OK




Oklahoma State Cowboys

Head CoachMike Gundy (Career Record: 94-47)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 10-3 (7-2)

2015 Bowl Result – Allstate Sugar Bowl vs. Ole Miss (L, 48-20)

Returning Starters – 20: Offense (11), Defense (8), Special Teams (1)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: #21

2016 FPI Ranking -#8 (19.2) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #50

2016 Schedule

Date

Opponent

Saturday
Sep. 3


Southeastern Louisiana Lions
Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK


Saturday
Sep. 10


Central Michigan Chippewas
Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK


Saturday
Sep. 17


Pittsburgh Panthers
Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK


Saturday
Sep. 24


at Baylor Bears
McLane Stadium, Waco, TX


Saturday
Oct. 1


Texas Longhorns
Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK


Saturday
Oct. 8


Iowa State Cyclones
Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK


Saturday
Oct. 15


OFF

Saturday
Oct. 22


at Kansas Jayhawks
Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS


Saturday
Oct. 29


West Virginia Mountaineers(HC)
Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK


Saturday
Nov. 5


at Kansas State Wildcats
Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS


Saturday
Nov. 12


Texas Tech Red Raiders
Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK


Saturday
Nov. 19


at TCU Horned Frogs
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX


Saturday
Nov. 26


OFF

Saturday
Dec. 3


at Oklahoma Sooners
Gaylord Family OK Mem. Stadium, Norman, OK




TCU Horned Frogs

Head CoachGary Patterson (Career Record: 143-47)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 11-2 (7-2)

2015 Bowl Result – Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Oregon (W, 47-41 3OT)

Returning Starters – 18: Offense (9), Defense (7), Special Teams (2)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: #13

2016 FPI Ranking -#29 (11.9) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #42

2016 Schedule

Date

Opponent

Saturday
Sep. 3


South Dakota State Jackrabbits
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX


Saturday
Sep. 10


Arkansas Razorbacks
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX


Saturday
Sep. 17


Iowa State Cyclones
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX


Friday
Sep. 23


at SMU Mustangs
Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX


Saturday
Oct. 1


Oklahoma Sooners
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX


Saturday
Oct. 8


at Kansas Jayhawks
Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS


Saturday
Oct. 15


OFF

Saturday
Oct. 22


at West Virginia Mountaineers
Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV


Saturday
Oct. 29


Texas Tech Red Raiders
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX


Saturday
Nov. 5


at Baylor Bears
McLane Stadium, Waco, TX


Saturday
Nov. 12


OFF

Saturday
Nov. 19


Oklahoma State Cowboys
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX


Friday
Nov. 25


at Texas Longhorns
Darrell K Royal - TX Mem. Stadium, Austin, TX


Saturday
Dec. 3


Kansas State Wildcats
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX




Texas Longhorns

Head CoachCharlie Strong (Career Record: 48-30)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 5-7 (4-5)

2015 Bowl Result – No Bowl Appearance

Returning Starters – 12: Offense (6), Defense (5), Special Teams (1)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: NR

2016 FPI Ranking -#23 (12.9) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #17

2016 Schedule

Date

Opponent

Sunday
Sep. 4


Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Darrell K Royal - TX Mem. Stadium, Austin, TX


Saturday
Sep. 10


UTEP Miners
Darrell K Royal - TX Mem. Stadium, Austin, TX


Saturday
Sep. 17


at California Golden Bears
California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, CA


Saturday
Sep. 24


OFF

Saturday
Oct. 1


at Oklahoma State Cowboys
Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK


Saturday
Oct. 8


Oklahoma Sooners
Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, TX


Saturday
Oct. 15


Iowa State Cyclones
Darrell K Royal - TX Mem. Stadium, Austin, TX


Saturday
Oct. 22


at Kansas State Wildcats
Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS


Saturday
Oct. 29


Baylor Bears
Darrell K Royal - TX Mem. Stadium, Austin, TX


Saturday
Nov. 5


at Texas Tech Red Raiders
Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX


Saturday
Nov. 12


West Virginia Mountaineers
Darrell K Royal - TX Mem. Stadium, Austin, TX


Saturday
Nov. 19


at Kansas Jayhawks
Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS


Friday
Nov. 25


TCU Horned Frogs
Darrell K Royal - TX Mem. Stadium, Austin, TX




Texas Tech Red Raiders

Head CoachKliff Kingsbury (Career Record: 19-19)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 7-6 (4-5)

2015 Bowl Result – Advocare V100 Texas Bowl vs. LSU (L, 56-27)

Returning Starters – 17: Offense (9), Defense (7), Special Teams (1)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: NR

2016 FPI Ranking -#42 (6.9) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #43

2016 Schedule

Date

Opponent

Saturday
Sep. 3


Stephen F. Austin Jacks
Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX


Saturday
Sep. 10


at Arizona State Sun Devils
Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ


Saturday
Sep. 17


Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX


Saturday
Sep. 24


OFF

Thursday
Sep. 29


Kansas Jayhawks
Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX


Saturday
Oct. 8


at Kansas State Wildcats
Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS


Saturday
Oct. 15


West Virginia Mountaineers
Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX


Saturday
Oct. 22


Oklahoma Sooners
Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX


Saturday
Oct. 29


at TCU Horned Frogs
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX


Saturday
Nov. 5


Texas Longhorns
Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX


Saturday
Nov. 12


at Oklahoma State Cowboys
Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK


Saturday
Nov. 19


at Iowa State Cyclones
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA


Friday
Nov. 25


Baylor Bears
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX




West Virginia Mountaineers

Head CoachDana Holgorsen (Career Record: 36-28)

2015 Season Recap - Record: 8-5 (4-5)

2015 Bowl Result – Motel 6 Cactus Bowl vs. Arizona State (W, 43-42)

Returning Starters – 16: Offense (7), Defense (7), Special Teams (2)

2016 Preseason AP Ranking: NR

2016 FPI Ranking -#26 (12.3) 2016 FPI Strength of Schedule - #44

2016 Schedule

Date

Opponent

Saturday
Sep. 3


Missouri Tigers
Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV


Saturday
Sep. 10


Youngstown State Penguins
Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV


Saturday
Sep. 17


OFF

Saturday
Sep. 24


BYU Cougars
FedEx Field, Landover, MD


Saturday
Oct. 1


Kansas State Wildcats
Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV


Saturday
Oct. 8


OFF

Saturday
Oct. 15


at Texas Tech Red Raiders
Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX


Saturday
Oct. 22


TCU Horned Frogs
Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV


Saturday
Oct. 29


at Oklahoma State Cowboys
Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK


Saturday
Nov. 5


Kansas Jayhawks
Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV


Saturday
Nov. 12


at Texas Longhorns
Darrell K Royal - TX Mem. Stadium, Austin, TX


Saturday
Nov. 19


Oklahoma Sooners
Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV


Saturday
Nov. 26


at Iowa State Cyclones
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA


Saturday
Dec. 3


Baylor Bears
Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV


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