May 29, 2014
WACO, Texas --
Baylor's first two football games of 2014, both in the new McLane Stadium, will be televised on FOX networks, the Big 12 Conference announced Thursday. The 2013 Big 12 champions will open the season Sunday, Aug. 31, on FS1 at 6:30 p.m. CT against SMU, and the second game Sept. 6 vs. Northwestern State, will air on FSN at 6:30 p.m.
Baylor's third non-conference game, a road contest at Buffalo on Friday, Sept. 12, will be televised on ESPN at a yet-to-be-announced kickoff time.
The Aug. 31 opener will mark Baylor's inaugural game in the state-of-the-art on-campus stadium located on the Brazos River. Construction of McLane Stadium began in 2012 at a cost of $266 million. The Bears will play six games at their new stadium in 2014.
Head coach Art Briles enters his seventh season at Baylor in 2014 and returns 51 lettermen from last year's title team that won a school-record 11 games and played in the Fiesta Bowl, the school's record fourth straight bowl appearance.
Season ticket sales have been closed out for 2014, and information on single-game ticket availability for all Baylor home games will be announced in early July.
2014 Baylor Football Schedule
Aug. 31 - SMU, 6:30 p.m., FS1
Sept. 6 - NORTHWESTERN ST., 6:30 p.m., FSN
Sept. 12 - at Buffalo, tba, ESPN
Sept. 27 - at Iowa State
Oct. 4 - at Texas
Oct. 11 - TCU
Oct. 18 - at West Virginia
Nov. 1 - KANSAS (Homecoming)
Nov. 8 - at Oklahoma
Nov. 22 - OKLAHOMA STATE
Nov. 29 - vs. Texas Tech [Arlington, Texas]
Dec. 6 - KANSAS STATE
Tentative and subject to change
(all times Central)